2019 Riesling

Te Muna Road Vineyard, Martinborough
Family Collection

$31.95

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Produced from a small planting of Riesling, planted on the higher terrace of the Te Muna Road Vineyard, this wine exhibits a juicy texture that is distinctly Martinborough. These grapes were hand-picked, and whole bunch pressed, then fermented cool and left on lees for some four months after vintage resulting in a deeply expressive wine with poise and elegance.
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Tasting Notes

Pale golden straw. Intensely varietal from first opening. Lavender, rose petal and freshly squeezed lime juice notes all jump from the glass. The palate is both deeply complex and immediately enjoyable. Classical floral and citrus notes steam through a remarkably textural palate, whilst an arrowhead of acidity drives through the centre but is perfectly balanced by deft residual sugar. An upright wine that will stand for the ages.

Recommended Cellaring
1 to 12 years from vintage

Vintage Details

Vintage Detail
Wet until Christmas. Dry and warm through ripening period.

Brix
20.9 average

Production Level
75 hl/ha average

Hand Harvested
100%

Winemaking

Whole Bunch
100%

Fermentation Vessel
Closed top stainless steel tanks & large oak cuves

Fermentation
Inoculated

Maturation
4 months

Fining
Yes

Filtration
Yes

Bottled
Jun – 19

WINE ANALYSIS

Alcohol
12.5

Residual Sugar
7.9 g/l

pH
2.84

Acidity
7.9 g/l

Tasting Notes

Pale straw with green hues. Beautifully expressive aromatics of mandarin, nectarine and jasmine. The palate has a softness to it with rich yellow fruits tempered by lime-like acidity and chalky phenolics towards the very long, dry finish.

Recommended Cellaring
1 to 10 years from vintage

Vintage Details

Vintage Detail
El Niño, warm and dry. Excellent.

Brix
21.4 average

Production Level
71 hl/ha average

Hand Harvested
100%

Winemaking

Whole Bunch
100%

Destemmed
0%

Fermentation Vessel
Closed top stainless steel tanks

Fermentation
Inoculated

New Barrel%
0%

Maturation
5 months

Fining
Yes

Filtration
Yes

Bottled
Sept – 16

WINE ANALYSIS

Alcohol
12.3

Residual Sugar
10.0 g/l

pH
2.89

Acidity
7.5 g/l

Tasting Notes

Pale straw with green hues. Lifted aromatics of lime, fragrant peach and citrus blossom. The precise fruit profile of ripe citrus combined with nervy acidity creates an elegant and soft mouth feel.

Recommended Cellaring
1 to 10 years from vintage

Vintage Details

Vintage Detail
Warm and early

Brix
19.8 average

Production Level
76 hl/ha average

Hand Harvested
100%

Winemaking

Whole Bunch
100%

Destemmed
0%

Fermentation Vessel
Closed top stainless steel tanks

Fermentation
Inoculated and indigenous

New Barrel%
0%

Maturation
4 months

Fining
Yes

Filtration
Yes

Bottled
Aug – 14

WINE ANALYSIS

Alcohol
11.8

Residual Sugar
7.3 g/l

pH
2.8

Acidity
8.1 g/l

Tasting Notes

Pale straw with green hues. Intense aromatics of orange blossom, lime peel and jasmine. Fresh and pure flavours on the palate with a lovely phenolic backbone providing length and textural interest.

Recommended Cellaring
1 to 10 years from vintage

Vintage Details

Vintage Detail
Warm and dry, excellent

Brix
20.5 average

Production Level
69 hl/ha average

Hand Harvested
100%

Winemaking

Whole Bunch
100%

Destemmed
0%

Fermentation Vessel
Closed top stainless steel tanks

Fermentation
Inoculated and indigenous

New Barrel%
0%

Maturation
3 months

Fining
Yes

Filtration
Yes

Bottled
Aug – 13

WINE ANALYSIS

Alcohol
11.7

Residual Sugar
9.8 g/l

pH
2.9

Acidity
8.8 g/l

Tasting Notes

Bright straw with green hues. Complex intense aromas of lemon, lime, rose and blossom. On the palate a rich core of sweet fruit is held together by lovely acidity creating a long finish showing minerality and some talcum powder notes.

Food Match
Aperitif

Recommended Cellaring
1 to 10 years from vintage

Vintage Details

Vintage Detail
Cool, light crops, late harvest

Brix
21.4 average

Production Level
46 hl/ha average

Hand Harvested
100%

Winemaking

Whole Bunch
100%

Destemmed
0%

Fermentation Vessel
Combination of French oak barriques & stainless steel tanks

Fermentation
Inoculated and indigenous

Barrel Type
French oak barriques

New Barrel%
0%

Maturation
4 months

Fining
Yes

Filtration
Yes

Bottled
Sep – 12

WINE ANALYSIS

Alcohol
12.1

Residual Sugar
9.5 g/l

pH
2.88

Acidity
9.7 g/l

Tasting Notes

Bright straw with vivid green hues. Aromas of lychee, lemon, rose and jasmine combine for a very attractive nose. On the palate a tango between sweet tangerine and lime infused acidity provides great balance. A talcum powder like texture moves to a flinty, mineral stone noted finish.

Food Match
Aperitif

Recommended Cellaring
1 to 3 years from vintage

Vintage Details

Vintage Detail
Mild, dry, excellent

Brix
21.2 average

Production Level
47 hl/ha average

Hand Harvested
100%

Winemaking

Whole Bunch
100%

Destemmed
0%

Fermentation Vessel
Stainless steel tanks

Fermentation
Inoculated

Maturation
3 months

Fining
Yes

Filtration
Yes

Bottled
Aug – 11

WINE ANALYSIS

Alcohol
12.5

Residual Sugar
9.2 g/l

pH
2.82

Acidity
8.2 g/l

Tasting Notes

Very pale straw with green hints. A richly fragrant wine with stonefruit, floral, spice, sherbert, mandarin and lime notes amongst others. Flavours of citrus and stonefruit, spice and a hint of florals follow. The palate is classic in structure beginning rich and fruit sweet and finishing dry and moreish. A wave of limey acidity and a fine chalky grain draw out the finish.

Food Match
Aromatic spicy seafood dishes

Recommended Cellaring
Up to 8 years from vintage

Vintage Details

Vintage Detail
Very cool, late, light crops

Brix
20.5 average

Production Level
35 hl/ha average

Hand Harvested
100%

Winemaking

Whole Bunch
100%

Destemmed
0%

Fermentation Vessel
Stainless steel tanks

Fermentation
Inoculated yeast

Maturation
3 months

Fining
Yes

Filtration
Yes

Bottled
Aug – 10

WINE ANALYSIS

Alcohol
12.1

Residual Sugar
5.5 g/l

pH
3.02

Acidity
7.2 g/l

Tasting Notes

Made as naturally as possible, the wine has a deep pale straw colour with a complex array of grilled peach, cream, melon and floral aromas, and just a hint of vanilla pod. The palate is rich and rounded, full of stonefruit, flowers, smoky earth and shortbread. Soft natural acidity foils the touch of residual sugar, a hint of chalk and flint lead into a deep and intriguing finish.

Food Match
Aromatic spicy seafood dishes

Recommended Cellaring
8 years from vintage

Vintage Details

Vintage Detail
Dry, hot summer, cool finish excellent

Brix
21.6 average

Production Level
33 hl/ha average

Hand Harvested
100%

Winemaking

Whole Bunch
100%

Destemmed
0%

Fermentation Vessel
French oak puncheons

Fermentation
Indigenous

Barrel Type
French oak puncheons

Maturation
7 months

Fining
No

Filtration
Yes

Bottled
Dec – 09

WINE ANALYSIS

Alcohol
12.3

Residual Sugar
10.9 g/l

pH
3.04

Acidity
7.1 g/l

Tasting Notes

Very pale straw colour. Aromas of roses, tale, fresh nectarine and orange zest. The palate is filled with stone fruit, lime and honey characters. Subtle at first, the palate builds in body and intensity. The distinctly chalky texture, characteristic of the vineyard, leads to a refreshing dry finish.

Food Match
Aperitif and light entrees

Recommended Cellaring
Up to 6 years from vintage

Vintage Details

Vintage Detail
Warm, dry, balanced crops, exceptional

Brix
20.8 average

Production Level
41 hl/ha average

Hand Harvested
Yes

Winemaking

Whole Bunch
100%

Destemmed
0%

Fermentation Vessel
Stainless steel

Fermentation
Cool with selected yeasts

Maturation
4 months on lees

Fining
Yes

Filtration
Yes

Bottled
Aug – 08

WINE ANALYSIS

Alcohol
11.7

Residual Sugar
7.5 g/l

pH
2.91

Acidity
8.8 g/l

Tasting Notes

Pale colour with lemon highlights. Vibrant stone fruit aromas with floral jasmine and rose notes and a powdery talcum impression. The palate is fresh with concentrated nectarine, grapefruit and floral characters combined with juicy acidity and a distinct chalky texture. The wine is bright and persistent with strong fruit flavours and a refreshing finish.

Food Match
Aperitif and light entrees

Recommended Cellaring
Up to 5 years from vintage

Vintage Details

Vintage Detail
Cool, sunny, miniscule yields

Brix
22.5 average

Production Level
8 hl/ha average

Hand Harvested
Yes

Winemaking

Whole Bunch
Yes

Destemmed
No

Fermentation Vessel
Stainless steel

Fermentation
Cool with selected yeasts

Maturation
3 months on lees

Fining
Yes

Filtration
Skim milk

Bottled
Aug – 07

WINE ANALYSIS

Alcohol
12.5

Residual Sugar
7.5 g/l

pH
2.98

Acidity
8.4 g/l

Tasting Notes

Pale straw with green flocks. Classic Te Muna Road aromatics; an array of citrus florals, mandarin and talc. These characters carry through to the palate with rich mandarin, citrus and stone fruit notes that dominate in a bright and softly chalky texture. The wine finishes crisply with a delicate powdery caress.

Food Match
Aperitif, shellfish

Recommended Cellaring
Up to 5 years from vintage

Vintage Details

Vintage Detail
Warm, classic, moderate crops

Brix
21.5 average

Production Level
35 hl/ha average

Hand Harvested
100%

Winemaking

Whole Bunch
100%

Destemmed
No

Fermentation Vessel
Stainless steel

Fermentation
Cool with selected yeasts

Maturation
3 months on lees

Fining
Yes

Filtration
Yes

Bottled
Aug – 06

WINE ANALYSIS

Alcohol
12.7

Residual Sugar
8.2 g/l

pH
2.95

Acidity
8 g/l

Tasting Notes

Green tinged pale straw colour. The aromatics display ripe stonefruit, floral notes of lime oil and a sherbert candy character. There is a sweet floral and tropical feel to the palate. Crisp, juicy acidity enlivens the apple and ripe lime flavours. Finishes vibrantly with a distinct chalky feel to the palate.

Food Match
Aperitif, poultry

Recommended Cellaring
5 years

Vintage Details

Vintage Detail
moderate temperatures, damp, low cropping

Brix
22.4 average

Production Level
35 hl/ha average

Hand Harvested
Yes

Winemaking

Whole Bunch
Yes

Fermentation Vessel
Stainless steel

Fermentation
Cool with cultured yeasts

Maturation
4 months

Fining
Skim milk, Isinglass

Filtration
Sterile

Bottled
Sep – 05

WINE ANALYSIS

Alcohol
12.7

Residual Sugar
10 g/l

pH
3.05

Acidity
7.8 g/l

Tasting Notes

Soft straw in colour, with flashes of green. Delicately floral in aroma, exhibiting granny smith apple and citrus blossom notes. The palate is clean and tight, exhibiting citrus and apple flavours, held together by taut fresh acidity. Clean and bright with notes of fine sweet lemon on the finish.

Food Match
Aperitif, shellfish

Recommended Cellaring
5 years from vintage

Vintage Details

Vintage Detail
Cool damp summer, late dry spell

Brix
20.8 average

Production Level
37 hl/ha average

Hand Harvested
100%

Winemaking

Whole Bunch
100%

Destemmed
No

Fermentation Vessel
Stainless steel

Fermentation
Cool with cultured yeasts

Maturation
4 months

Fining
Skim milk, Isinglass

Filtration
Yes

Bottled
Sep – 04

WINE ANALYSIS

Alcohol
12.6

Residual Sugar
7.5 g/l

pH
3.08

Acidity
7.8 g/l

Tasting Notes

In its youth the wine is palte straw colour with bright lime green hints. The aromas are dominated by fragrant orange blossom, peach and slightly dried nectarine character, quite complex for such young vines. On the palate the wine is quite forward and rich initially with ripe gala apple, stone-fruit and orange flavours predominant.

Food Match
Aperitif, shellfish

Recommended Cellaring
Up to 6 years from vintage

Vintage Details

Vintage Detail
Cool damp summer, late dry spell

Brix
21.2 average

Production Level
12 hl/ha average

Hand Harvested
100%

Winemaking

Whole Bunch
100%

Destemmed
No

Fermentation Vessel
Stainless steel

Fermentation
Cool, inoculated

Maturation
4 months on lees

Fining
Yes

Filtration
Yes

Bottled
Aug – 03

WINE ANALYSIS

Alcohol
12.4

Residual Sugar
9.6 g/l

pH
3.2

Acidity
7.4 g/l

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