Wairau River Estate Marlborough Summer Riesling
Our Summer Riesling is a single vineyard wine, which is grown right outside the winery. Our Riesling is made in a low alcohol style. We hand-pick the grapes slightly early so it carries a higher residual sugar but with a mineral acidity which carries right through the palate, this keeps the wine refreshing and crisp. It’s a perfect aperitif wine and it pairs well with rich foods.LEARN MORE
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Flowering commenced in the first week of December. During this period the region experienced higher than average rainfall limiting the potential yields. January and February were some of the warmest months on record culminating in one of the earliest harvests seen. Picking began in the first week of March and concluded in the first week of April.
Flowering commenced in the first week of December. During this period, the region experienced perfect flowering conditions. January to March produced some of the driest months on record culminating in one of the most exceptional harvests ever seen from the region. Picking began in the 2nd week of March and concluded in the second week of April. The drawn-out nature of the harvest allowed the winemakers to pick at optimal balance and sugar ripeness, as well as physiological ripeness. The warm and fine weather through the late summer months has allowed the development of a riper spectrum of tropical flavours. The resulting wines have wonderful fruit concentration aromatic power.
Flowering commenced in the first week of December. During this period, the region experienced less than perfect flowering conditions which resulted in a lower-than-average potential yield. Balance of yield to canopy health was excellent. January, February, and March produced some of the driest months ever recorded with picking beginning in the last week of February and concluding in the last week of March culminating in one of the earliest vintages in the region and also one of the most exceptional harvests we have seen. The warm fine weather through the late summer provided exceptionally clean and healthy fruit, creating the a riper spectrum of tropical fruit flavours, this provided the winemakers with an extensive array of complimentary blending components from which to assemble some fantastic wines. The resulting wines from the 2021 vintage have wonderful fruit concentration aromatic power and defining elegance which are all hallmarks of this outstanding vintage. The elegance and poise seen from the 2021 wines will truly make this one of the most celebrated years for some time.
BBQ Chicken Salad with Sweet Chilli Sauce
The spice of the Chilli and the smokiness of the BBQ chicken is offset by the off dry style of this wine. Very moreish!