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2017 Rippon Osteiner

Central Otago, NZ

The variety Osteiner is an unusual hybrid of Riesling and Sylvaner. An easy-drinking white from the famous Rippon Vineyard in Central Otago.

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So delicious. So effortless to drink. Such refreshment factor. Yes all the way!

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Vigneron Nick Mills files this wine under "Wines For The Thirsty".

Osteiner is a rarely seen Germanic variety that was born of Riesling and Sylvaner. Mills says that the plantings on Rippon make up half of the overall plantings in the world currently.

A light, crunchy and quietly spicy white wine of immense charm and subtlety, this is a lovely entry point into the fascinating world of Rippon Vineyard.

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
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From The Producer

Osteiner, a variety born of Riesling & Sylvaner, has had its roots in the schist laden soils of Rippon from the earliest days of planting.  Grown with great care and attention to detail, this is a unique wine with wide appeal.

Blend : Osteiner (100%)
ABV : 10.80%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2021
Bottle Size : 750ml

Vigneron Nick Mills
Vigneron Nick Mills
Central Otago, NZ
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The Wine Front

"Tangy and tart, lively and fresh, crisp acidity a feature, lemony tang a motif. There’s texture too, a little glide then a little pucker. So delicious. So effortless to drink. Such refreshment factor. Yes all the way!" - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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Nothing, in my opinion, can top the Rippon Osteiner as a sweet daily drinker. Goes down a treat.

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