2021 SV Riesling “D”
We love Riesling as a variety for its purity, elegance and age ability and believe that our old vines (mostly planted in late 70s) combined with the growing conditions here in Marlborough are capable of making world class Riesling. Our SV (SV5182) Riesling ‘D’ is a dry style which has excellent fruit weight and concentration to balance the lingering mineral acid structure. This wine is finely structured with great length of flavour.
This wine has gorgeous lifted aromas of jasmine, fresh lemon, and ripe Kaffir lime follow through on to the palate. Flavours of fresh lime juice, lemon sorbet and ripe grapefruit with hints of floral spice are balanced by a fine backbone of ripe acidity. This Riesling is a dry style which has excellent fruit weight and concentration to balance the lingering mineral acid structure. This wine is finely structured with great length of flavour.
Sam Kim – 97 Points
Exquisitely composed and finely scented, the delicately fragrant bouquet shows lime cordial, jasmine, lemon pith and crunchy apple characters, followed by a finely flowing palate that’s pristine and focused. It’s light on its feet with saline texture backed by perfectly pitched acidity, finishing persistent and gracefully slim. At its best: 2025 to 2036
Jane Skilton MW – Gourmet Traveler Wine
Vividly fruited with an aroma of succulent green apple sorbet, freshly squeezed lemon and just a hint of flint. Although the wine is subtle and finely boned, there is an impressive purity and concentration leading to a long, focused dry finish. While this will no doubt develop further it is tremendously appealing now.
96 Points 5 stars – Sam Kim
A stunning beauty exhibiting precision and intricate detail. The elegant bouquet shows lemon sorbet, white floral and lime cordial aromas, leading to a concentrated steely palate displaying linear mouthfeel and fine flow. Tense and sleek, yet refined with a prolonged sophisticated finish. Certified organic
93 Points Mike Bennie, The Wine Front
Te Whare Ra are one of the champs of organic farming in NZ, a potent combo of Aus and NZ wife and husband too; a superior mongrel like a Labradoodle or similar. Here’s a rizza. And it is D for Dry. Limey and refreshing, even keeled and smooth sailing. Just so brisk acidity underneath a splashy, slippery feel of citrus, blackcurrant and lemon sorbet, extends long, draws out some talc-puff minerality and ends up being an utter delight, and kind of understated. Tick, tick, tick them boxes.