A nod to winemaker James Graves Opie's love of textural Germanic Riesling, this was harvested ripe with a tiny amount of botrytis influence to balance its natural acidity. Once harvested, the grapes were briefly skin fermented to develop texture and palate weight, before being pressed into tank. Once settled the juice was transferred into aged large format French oak and aged sur lie until the following year. The result is a wine with Riesling's hallmark citrus and lime cues, but with hints of juniper, candied apple and sea spray too.
In a nutshell; dry, textural Riesling but with complexity. Drinks all too well.
Unfiltered, unfined (vegan), contains minimal sulphites.
We are now offering our packaging-free natural wines for online delivery.
We work closely with wineries up and down the country to bring you organic, natural wines straight from the winery to our store, and offer them to you on tap, packaging free.
We fill to order, and fill into sturdy, heavy-duty 750ml swing top bottles that you can later reuse. The wines are held under nitrogen and the bottles are pre-gassed before filling to prevent oxidation. We suggest opening the wine within 2-3 weeks of purchasing it and consuming the wine within 1-2 days of opening.
Once you've finished with the bottle pop back to either one of our stores (442 K' Road, Auckland or 177 Cuba Street, Wellington) for a refill, or use the bottles for other drinks, ferments, sauces, etc!