2016 Dry River Riesling Craighall Vineyard

Producer
Dry River
Origin
Martinborough, North Island, New Zealand NEW ZEALAND
Colour
white
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Riesling
Maturity
drink or keep
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
12
Wine Score
92 points, Joe Czerwinski, robertparker.com, February 2019
17 points, Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com, June 2019
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Media Reviews

Joe Czerwinski

Just a hint off-dry at 4.5 grams per liter residual sugar, the 2016 Craighall Vineyard Riesling saw more time on its lees than previous vintages. At 11.5% alcohol, it`s similar in style to a German trocken, boasting subtle green apple, lime and green gage plum notes and a medium body. Intense and concentrated, the wine finishes long, with a hint of silkiness and a bit of chalk dust. 92 points

Jancis Robinson

The Craighall vineyard was planted in the mid to late 1980s. pH 3, TA 8.1 g/l, RS 6 g/l. No oak but long time on lees – nine months. Three different picks from north–south oriented and east–west oriented blocks, one of which gives lovely acidity. Blend beneficial. Planted in mid 1980s. These aromas don’t recall Germany at all, but more Clare Valley. Seems bone dry and has masses of acidity but definite crystalline quality. Unsweetened lime juice. Promising. 17 points

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