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2020 Riverby Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

2020 Riverby Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

92 Points Richard Caro
2020 Riverby Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
92 Points Richard Caro

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A sophisticated and elegant Sauvignon Blanc from a boutique producer. This finer example of the classic style is beautifully refreshing, but not aggressive, with aromatics that are expressive but never overpowering. Riverby is a neighbour of Cloudy Bay and produces wines that are consistently under-priced and very high in quality. Don't be put off by the cheap price!

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Overview

Grape

Sauvignon Blanc

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

94/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim (2019 vintage)

"It is fabulously fruited and intensely aromatic on the nose showing green rockmelon, feijoa, nectarine and lemon peel characters, followed by a powerfully expressed palate that is bright and flavoursome. It is varietally pure and gorgeously attractive with a lengthy delicious finish. www.riverbyestate.com. Oct 2019." Drink 2019 - 2022

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Sauvignon Blanc

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Marlborough

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2023

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with SALMON
with SHELLFISH

Taste

2

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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