Te Muna Estate
Dry Riesling 2020
Limited Edition

Dry Riesling 2020


Sourced from 18 year old clone 110 Riesling vines that have been hand tended throughout the season. The 2020 growing season was one of the hottest and driest on record, meaning special care was taken to balance the vines for optimum ripeness. Perfectly cool nights drove the flavour production, complimented by the hot days, meant the grapes were picked to showcase the acid drive and flavour spectrum.
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Tasting Notes

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Colour: Bright green gold

Aroma: Lifted lime blossom, grapefruit, quince and lemon peel notes jump from the glass.

Palate: The Te Muna Valley acid drive comes to the fore, with the untouched phenolic drive to add length and persistence. The 7g/L sugar is almost invisible, adding but a touch of roundness in the mid-palate to the purity of the acid drive.

Winemakers Notes

The grapes were hand harvested and whole bunch pressed to stainless steel under cooling. After 24 hours, the clear juice was racked off any solids and fermented at between 13-16°C for 8 days until balance of the residual sugar and acid was reached. The resulting wine spent three months on light fluffy lees, before bentonite was added to stabilise, and finally a low pressure filtration.

Variety and clones: 100% Riesling; clone GM110

Harvest date: 26th March, 2020

Harvest analysis: Brix: 20.7°Br ; pH: 2.82 ; TA: 9.35 g/L

Wine analysis: Alcohol: 11.5% ; pH: 2.89 ; TA: 8.78 g/L
RS: 7g/L

Bottling date: 20th October, 2020

Allergens: Contains Sulphites. Vegan and vegetarian friendly

94 Points, Cam Douglas MS

"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+."

94 Points, Bob Campbell MW

"Steely, concentrated riesling with vibrant, green apple, lime zest and wildflower flavours supported by assertive acidity that reacts with a hint of sweetness to give the wine real tension. A youthful wine with plenty of cellaring potential."