2020 Boneline Waipara Dry Riesling

92 Points Richard Caro
In stock
This special Riesling from Boneline is full of the mineral character of Waipara's lime soils. Labelled "dry", this wonderful example captures the crisp citrus and tree fruit, with weight and texture that smooths over its refreshing, bright acidity. A superb drink from a highly promising producer and region for the grape, the Boneline is a serious aperitif or accompaniment to white meats.
$27.99 in mixed 6+ or $31.99 per bottle



Its Origins

Boneline are a Waipara operation with a serious focus on terroir. Waipara’s lime-rich soils and nearly identical climate to Chablis allow Boneline to explore stylistic bridge points between the more restrained French and more brightly fruited characteristics of New Zealand terroir wines. The name Boneline itself invokes a network of ideas linking their wines and terroir to the primordial history of the site, directly referring to fossilised fish bones that have been found around the Waipara River - which also appear on their labels - and indirectly referring to the lime in the soil, itself a residue of fish calcium that forms the various bone-like substrata of many Waipara vineyards and makes the region such a special place for wine. Bringing to their work a broad range of human and marketing as well as winemaking talents, Boneline look set to define new possibilities for their exceptional place and its offerings.

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes on current vintage

"lemon blossom — salt crust — jasmine flower — lime juice — spicy toffee — stellar. Pale barley straw in colour with vibrant yellow, silver and green hues. This wine gives off a sense of tension and youth. Aromas of lime leaf, blossom and fruit are so pure and inviting. As it evolves in the glass it reveals subtleties like dusty dry herbs, juniper and gravel. The taste is reminiscent of a perfect Mandarin, so bursting with sweet flavour the acid provides direction and pithy phenolics provide a lingering dry mouthfeel. One of our finest examples to date."

93/100 Bob Campbell (2017 vintage)

"Flavoursome and quite textural riesling with lime, wet stone, mineral and wild flower flavours. Tangy, dry wine with an ethereal texture and a pleasing acid tension. A very good example of dry riesling in a typical Waipara style"

Variety Riesling
Region Canterbury / Waipara
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2020 - 2030

This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK



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