2020 Riverby Cicada Marlborough Gewurztraminer

94 Points Sam Kim
In stock
A very typical and satisfying kiwi Gewurz, that always overdelivers on price. It is sweet but not too sweet, with classic florals and tropicals leading to a delicate finish. From Riverby Estate, the Cicada label has a proven track record with Marlborough's beautiful aromatics, as evidenced by the stellar reviews. But this super-value wine is not made every year — so try it now!
$19.99 in mixed 6+ or $22.99 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 handpicked. Sustainable grape-growing techniques are practiced throughout the whole grape-growing and winemaking cycle.

What The Critics Say

94/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"Wonderfully ripe and fragrant, showing mango, lychee, rich floral and subtle spice aromas on the nose, followed by an opulent palate delivering terrific fruit purity and power. It's silky and flavoursome with a lengthy delectable finish. At its best: now to 2025. $23.00. www.riverbyestate.com. Feb 2021." Drink 2021 - 2025

Variety Gewurztraminer
Region Marlborough
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2021 - 2025

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