Wairau River Estate 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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Picking began earlier than normal in the middle of March and concluded in the first week of April with clean elegant wines, that show great concentration and poise from a challenging vintage.
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.
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!