Dry River Craighall Vineyard Martinborough Riesling (2021)

One of the finest Rieslings in the country, this is typically a wine of exceptional purity, delicacy and depth, with a proven ability to flourish in the cellar for many years. The grapes are sourced from a small block of mature vines, mostly over 20 years old, in the Craighall Vineyard, with yields limited to an average of 6 tonnes per hectare, and the wine is stop-fermented just short of dryness – the 2021 vintage (5*) has just 4 grams/litre of residual sugar. Matured on its yeast lees for 10 months, it is a very classy, medium-bodied wine, bright, light lemon/green, with intense, lemony, peachy, limey flavours, very youthful, crisp and long. Best drinking 2024+

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Riesling
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $55 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Super Classic.

When to drink: 2024

Reviewed June 2022

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