2018 Riverby Noble Riesling 375ml

96 Points Sam Kim
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A deliciously sweet dessert Riesling, this Noble from Riverby may be NZ's most consistently awarded sticky. The secret is in the vineyards, where these old hands at Marlborough Riesling take the greatest care to select the most ripe and richly botrytised fruit. This gorgeous wine is as good as it gets anywhere for this price.
$26.99 in mixed 6+ or $29.99 per bottle



Its Origins

A major factor in Riverby’s success is the total control over all grape production on the single estate vineyard. A significant portion of the vineyard consists of vines with considerable age and this is complemented by slightly younger vines utilising modern clones. This combination of vine age and meticulous clonal selection is readily apparent in the high quality fruit being produced. Vines were first planted in 1989; on land that had previously been used for cropping and sheep farming. Further plantings have continued over the years, until now over 70 hectares are planted out in Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Semillon, and Syrah. The most recent planting is of Gruner Veltliner. As part of Riverby’s focus on viticultural excellence, yields are kept very low and several varieties are hand picked. Sustainable grape-growing techniques are practiced throughout the whole grape-growing and winemaking cycle.

What The Critics Say

96/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"A spectacular sweet wine; the gloriously fragrant bouquet shows orange peel, honey, marmalade, mixed spice and dried flower characters, leading to a concentrated palate that is superbly weighted and persistent. It is wonderfully sweet and unctuously delicious, backed by bright acidity, finishing impressively long and gratifying. At its best: now to 2025. 375ml. $35.00. www.riverbyestate.com. Oct 2019." Drink 2019 - 2025

93/100 Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown (2016 vintage)

"My favorite of the three vintages is the 2016, which shows classic botrytis notes and a bit less ripeness than the 2015. The 2016 Noble Riesling starts with hints of marmalade and apricot, then quickly adds vibrant citrus notes of bergamot and lime, which give shape to the palate and elongate the finish. A lovely wine." Drink 2018 - 2030

Variety Riesling
Region Marlborough
Closure Cap
Volume 375ml
Maturity 2019 - 2028

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