02 December 2020

"It's a banger" - Butterworth Dry Riesling 2020

Our very first Butterworth wine. The Butterworth Dry Riesling 2020 is hand harvested from 18 year old vines, whole bunch pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks.  Bright green gold in colour with notes of lifted lime blossom, grapefruit, quince and lemon peel.  The finished wine is Vegan and vegetarian friendly.


The Wine Writer - 5 Stars

"This wine is next level delicious. Sweet Meyer lemon, fresh lime juice, honey suckle and white blossom aromas with lifted green apple notes. A beautifully balanced palate with citrus and apple notes and fresh vibrant acidity finishing with a grapefruit sherbet fizz. An aperitif style wine, perfect for any time of day."


Sam Kim: Wine Orbit - 95 points, 5 stars

"A stunning rendition of the variety; the elegantly lifted bouquet shows Gala apple, apricot, lime sorbet and white floral aromas, leading to an impressively concentrated palate that's brilliantly focused and lingering. The wine offers splendid fruit purity backed by lacy texture and vibrant acidity, finishing persistent and mouth-watering. At its best: 2022 to 2032"


 Martinborough Star: Wine of the month

"The plantings and production of Riesling remain relatively rare in New Zealand, including Martinborough where this delicious dry version comes from. It’s a specialty of the Julicher Vineyard (now Butterworth Estate) on Te Muna Road in Martinborough and rocks a zesty lime and lemongrass vibe, making it an ideal drink chilled on a summer afternoon – and also tasty with fresh seafood and Thai green curry flavours, thanks to its crisp citrusy flavours."


Cameron Douglas MS - 94 Points Excellent

Immediate recognisable bouquet of fresh green apple and white blossom, lime-flower and mandarin peel. Fragrant and enticing. on the palate - crisp, fruity, refreshing and dry. The acidity not only adds crispness and palate appeal, but carries the flavours of apple and citrus through the palate with precision and style. Dry and lengthy finish. Well made, young and primary. Best drinking from 2022 through 2030+.


The Butterworth Dry Riesling is available online now.