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2017 Rippon Gewurztraminer

Central Otago, NZ

Top of the tree Gewürztraminer from this special site in Otago. Extremely limited. 96 points Mike Bennie.

$50.00

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About
A remarkable wine here.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

This is one very elite Gewürztraminer.

It's all about detail with this wine. Winemaker Nick Mills ferments this wild and allows the wine a long time on lees before going to bottle. This approach quietens the boisterous aromatics of the variety and allows for a more precise and poised wine in the bottle.

This will age beautifully.

It's up there with the best examples of the variety that you will find anywhere.

A stunning wine from a stunning place.

About Rippon Vineyard

Rippon Vineyard is one of the most breathtaking sites in Central Otago.

For over a century the Mills family has farmed this small patch of earth on the banks of Lake Wanaka. Nick Mills is the fourth generation of his family to walk the rows on Rippon. He now farms the site according to biodynamic principles.

The Mills family and Rippon are intrinsically linked. There's a deep connection to the land which Nick translates into their superlative wines.

Pinot Noir, Gamay, Riesling and Gewürztraminer all excel at Rippon. The wines are made with patience and love.

In the wines of Rippon, you can sense everything that is transcendent about terroir-driven winemaking where the story of a place is told through the wines it produces.

The bucolic Rippon Vineyard
The bucolic Rippon Vineyard
Central Otago, NZ
Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
The Wine Front

"You don’t often think Rippon and gewurz, but riesling is a forte and the winemaking isn’t too far off though the grape-growing and harvest likely is. A remarkable wine here. And they age magnificently. Incredible poise, precision, light savouriness, definitive complexity. It’s an aromatic white that drives with intent, showcases a unique expression, hits the delicious button with an emphatic slap. Fragrant in florals, mixed citrus, light honey, faint nuttiness, so fresh and vibrant, and the palate reflects similar. The length! The structure! Wow." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

With maturing vines and a truly favourable year for Gewurz, this wine speaks with real accuracy and pride of its place. This, along with slow, whole bunch pressings, wild ferments and extended lees contact, has resulted in a wine which is defined by remarkable grace and clarity.

Blend : Gewurztraminer (100%)
ABV : 13.0%
Closure : DIAM Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Vigneron Nick Mills
Vigneron Nick Mills
Central Otago, NZ
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