Producer: Te Whare Ra
Country/Region: New Zealand, Marlborough
Grapes: 100% Rielsing
Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly: Vegan
About Te Whare Ra
Owned by winemakers – Anna & Jason Flowerday. The 11Ha vineyard is planted to 7 different varieties and was first established in 1979. Yields are kept low, the vineyard is managed with a combination of organic and biodynamic practices and all the fruit is hand picked and hand-sorted. The wines are made with minimal intervention in a small winery which has been specifically set up for small batch winemaking.
Te Whare Ra Winery is a small, family-run vineyard and winery in Marlborough. Some of their vineyards are certified organic, and the rest are sustainably certified and cared for according to organic principles. The family are also one of the founder members of MANA (Marlborough Natural Winegrowers) as well as a member of NZ Biodynamic Association.
This wine has gorgeous lifted aromas of jasmine, fresh lemon, and ripe Kaffir lime. 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.