Te Whare Ra Riesling D 2019
37,34 CHF pro Liter
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This is an excellent single-site dry Riesling. From the oldest Riesling vines in Marlborough, planted 1979.
Te Whare Ra Riesling D 2019
Reviews for Te Whare Ra Riesling D 2019:
Wine Orbit (Sam Kim): 96/100. Offering stunning purity and refinement, the wine shows lemon peel, Gala apple, lime sorbet and white floral aromas, leading to an exquisitely fine palate that's immensely concentrated and persistent. Crisp-dry yet silky and flowing to an impressively long mouth-watering finish. ... At its best: now to 2034
Cameron Douglas MS: 95/100 (Outstanding). Fragrant, floral, a core of ripe citrus fruits and fresh green apple. As the wine relaxes in glass aromas of stony white minerals begin to emerge. Dry on the palate with flavours of lemon and tangerine, crisp green apple and white blossoms. Pure, crisp and precise flavours enhanced by high acid line. Excellent balance and length. Best drinking from 2021 through 2030+.
Gorgeous lifted aromas of jasmine, fresh lemon, and ripe Kaffir lime follow through on to the palate. Flavours of fresh lime juice, lemon sorbet and ripe grapefruit with hints of floral spice are balanced by a fine backbone of ripe acidity. This Riesling is a dry style which has excellent fruit weight and concentration to balance the lingering mineral acid structure. Finely structured with great length of flavour.
Aromas and flavours:
Type: White wine
Grape varial: Riesling
Food match: rich pork dishes, Foie Gras
Alcohol: 12.5% vol
Residual sugar: 4 g/l
Total acidity: 7 g/l
Cellaring potential: 2025-28
Wine region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Vineyard: TWR old block (planted 1979). The fruit from these old vines has great fruit concentration and structure as well as great natural acidity that lends itself very well to making a dry style of Riesling.
Soil type: loam over clay with a small amount of gravel in it. It has good water holding capacity but also reasonable drainage due to the gravels that are in it. Whereas on the Wairau flood plain and lower terraces some of the soils are very young (eg only 300yrs old) the soils in TWR's part of the valley are thought to be 3800yrs old.
Winemaking: All the grapes for this wine were hand-picked and hand-sorted. The fruit was then destemmed, gently crushed, and air-bag pressed. Some parcels given skin contact time. All parcels were fermented in stainless steel tanks that were purpose built for Riesling. We like very slow, cool ferments for the Riesling to help retain all the great floral aromatics. This wine has not been fined and is suitable for vegans and vegetarians and anyone else who loves authentic, truly hand-made wines.
Vintage: Over the spring of 2018 we experienced regular rainfall which was great, but a rain event over flowering significantly reduced 2019 crops, such so, that we were down about 30% on our usual tonnage. The summer that followed was one of the warmest on record, and was also very dry, with many areas of Marlborough facing water restrictions and some growers even having their water cut off. The very dry growing season from late December through to mid-March has led to small bunch sizes and small berries across the board. These summer conditions in combination with our low crops has led to 2019 being our earliest harvest ever with our first fruit into the winery on 1st March and harvest completed by the first week in April. The resultant wines have great depth of flavour and fleshiness with purity of fruit, bright aromatics and ripe, juicy acidity.
Production: 346 cases
Bottle size: 0.75l
Notice: contains sulphites
Produced and bottled by: TE WHARE RA WINES, 56 Anglesea Street, Renwick, Marlborough, New Zealand