Dry River Craighall Riesling 2009

Martinborough
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£36.95 per bottle
15 in stock

95 Points – Bob Campbell

Fine, dry and yet weighty wine in a taut and restrained style showing just a glimpse of its potential. Subtle mineral, floral, spice and citrus flavours restrained by fine acidity.

17.5 Points – Jancis Robinson

Fantastic fennel and lime curd flavour - really aristocratic Riesling, showing compelling maturity. There is a little oiliness on the palate, and plenty of gorgeous floral scent. Absolutely tremendous Riesling character, and very much in the classic Germanic mould.

Taste & Aroma

Score:95

Fine, dry and yet weighty wine in a taut and restrained style showing just a glimpse of its potential. Subtle mineral, floral, spice and citrus flavours restrained by fine acidity.

Bob Campbell

Region

At the Southern tip of the North Island and a sub-region of Wairarapa is Martinborough. Known for it’s boutique style of winery, Martinborough’s production is dominated by Pinot Noir characterised by its balance between elegance and intensity, evident in the wines of Devotus and Leung Estate. As well as Pinot Noir, plantings of several other varieties that reach their full potential in Martinborough’s climate are also found including Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Viognier and Syrah, producers like Dry River are a great example of the quality these varieties can reach. Martinborough has a semi-maritime climate with coastal breezes coming from the east and shelter within the rain shadow of the Tararua Ranges resulting in a cool, dry climate.

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