2021 Riverby Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

92 Points Richard Caro
In stock
An elegant Sauvignon Blanc from a boutique producer. This finer example of the classic style is beautifully refreshing with aromatics that are expressive, but never overpowering. Riverby is a neighbour of Cloudy Bay and produces wines that are consistently under-priced and high in quality. Don't be deceived by the price tag, this is good stuff!
Elsewhere up to $19.99 Save $4.00 $15.99 in mixed 6+ or $17.99 per bottle

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 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."

Variety Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2021 - 2024

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with SALMON
with SHELLFISH

Taste

2

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