2022 Riverby Pinot Gris

94 Points Sam Kim
In stock
A delicious Gris from the always-surprising Marlborough label, Riverby Estate. This gorgeous wine is made in a ripe-but-dry style, with luscious ripeness framed in freshness so it feels dry or not-too-sweet. This wine is much more expensive overseas and is a super-value at this price!
Elsewhere up to $22.99 Save $5.00 $17.99 in mixed 6+ or $19.99 per bottle

Grape

Pinot Gris

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

92/100 Wine Pages, Tom Cannavan

"With around 7.5g/l of residual sugar but full fruit ripeness and texture, I guess this could be described as being in the 'Alsace style', and bloomin' delicious it is too. From vines planted in 2006 and cropped low, it's a truly aromatic expression of Pinot Gris, honeysuckle and smoky mango swirling with nectarine. On the palate it is weighty and really quite dense, preserved lemon fruit and plenty of sweet, exotic flavours running into a fine core of refreshing acidity that extends the finish. It's a beauty, this."

94/100 Sam Kim

"Beautifully styled and inviting, the wine shows poached pear, fig, jasmine and subtle spice aromas on the nose, followed by a succulent palate offering smooth mouthfeel and fleshy texture, well supported by bright acidity. Elegantly flavoursome with a lengthy silky finish. At its best: now to 2027."

Variety Pinot Gris
Region Marlborough
Closure Cap
Volume 750 ml
Alcohol 12.50%
Maturity 2022 - 2027

This Wine Goes Well With

with ASIAN FOOD
with CANAPES
with PORK

Taste

3

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