2021 Riverby Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
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 and 5 Stars Wine Orbit, Sam Kim (2020 vintage)
"It's gorgeously fruited and intensely aromatic on the nose showing Granny Smith apple, nectarine, feijoa and lemon zest aromas. The palate delivers terrific fruit power and persistency, backed by juicy acidity, leading to a lengthy vibrant finish."
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