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Greywacke Riesling

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A highly fragrant style combining classic lemon/lime fruitiness with delicate pastis notes and a lavender-like floral dimension. The wine’s sensory profile is enhanced by the wild yeast, adding more savoury nuances of lanolin and gunflint. An off-dry style that delivers a sherbet-like balance of bright, natural acidity and a subliminal touch of sweetness.
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VITICULTURE The fruit for this wine was grown at Ashmore Vineyard in Fairhall, adjacent to
the mouth of the Brancott Valley on gravelly clay-loam soils, conditions more typical of the
Southern Valleys than the Wairau plains. This 15-year-old, organically farmed vineyard is
trained on a two-cane VSP (vertical shoot positioning) trellis.

WINEMAKING The fruit was hand-picked at moderate ripeness levels to capture the
exuberance and natural acidity of the variety. The grapes were whole bunch pressed using a
very low maceration press cycle and the resulting juice was cold-settled, then racked to
fermentation vessels. Half of the juice was inoculated in a stainless steel tank using cultured
yeast and the balance was filled into old French oak barriques where it was allowed to undergo
spontaneous indigenous yeast fermentation.

Towards the end of fermentation all the wine was transferred to a stainless steel tank where the
fermentation was stopped, retaining 22 g/l residual sugar. The blended wine was then filled
into old barrels where it remained on yeast lees for a further five months, prior to bottling in
December with an alcohol of 12.0%, pH 2.90 and acidity of 8.1 g/l.

More Information
Grape type Riesling
Drinking style Complex, elegant, concentrated
Country/Region New Zealand/Marlborough, New Zealand
Goes well with Fish, Thai food, Pasta, Lobster, Crab, Sushi
Critics Review

Concentrated, textural riesling with root ginger, apricot, grapefruit marmalade and spicy flavours supported by tangy, ripe acidity. A rich and complex wine, with subtle mineral, savoury, chilli pepper and nutty characters in the background.’

95 Points, Bob Campbell, BOBCAMPBELL.NZ

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