Style
White
Type

Still

Winemaker

Simon and Vanessa Barker

Appellation

Marlborough

Varieties

Riesling

Viticulture

Blind River's naturally lower yields and cooler, windier climate starred in 2016. The vineyard avoided multiple frost events across Marlborough and overcame a dry spring. A cool flowering reduced yields but not quality. After crucial rain at mid-summer, it stayed warm and dry with cool evenings - perfect for ripening. Pre-harvest, two rain events brought fear of disease, but sound canopy management and a proactive control program prevented this. A newly acquired harvester meant grapes could be picked as desired, resulting in two picks, twelve days apart.

Soil

Free-draining gravel

Vinification

Fermented in stainless steel at 11o C with two different yeast strains. Residual sugar: 7g/L

Features

Screw cap

Available Sizes (L)

0.750

Shelf Talkers

Tech Sheets

Tasting Note

The nose is gently floral with citrus blossom aromatics and a creamy peach and nectarine richness. Bright citrus leads into a weighty mid palate that is full of floral flavours and ripe stone-fruit, balanced by a bright, juicy acidity. The finish is rich, bright, fresh and long with a slight wet-stone character.