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2018 Te Whare Ra Riesling ‘D’

Marlborough, NZ

D' is for Dry, but for this organic NZ Riesling it could also be Damned Delicious.

HIGH SCORE

$33.00

DISPATCHED NEXT BUSINESS DAY
About

About The Wine

Single vineyard, old vine Riesling from the organic legends of Marlborough, Anna and Jason Flowerday. Loving the floral aromatic burst of lemon verbena and jasmine, and the smooth, concentrated length that old vines viticulture can give a wine.

Touch of skin contact for structure, and a long cool ferment in stainless steel. Unfined, unfiltered, vegan-friendly - actually, its friendly towards just about everyone who loves refreshing, flavour-packed Riesling.

About Te Whare Ra

Te Whare Ra - commonly referred to as TWR - is a small vineyard and winery located in the Marlborough sub-region of Renwick. The 11Ha vineyard was first planted in 1979 and since 2003 has been owned by winemakers Anna and Jason Flowerday. Low yields and a commitment to organic and biodynamic practices - TWR is genuine artisanal winemaking in a region more famous for large commercial production.

Their aromatic whites - Riesling, Sauvignon, Pinot Gris, Gewurz - have carved out their reputation, but Pinot Noir and Syrah might outshine them all in the long run.

To show off at the dinner table, remember that the 'WH' is pronounced as an 'F'!

Additional Info

From The Producer

The original Riesling vines on our home block were planted in 1979 and are the oldest Riesling vines in Marlborough. Part of the reason for our conversion to organic and biodynamic farming was to rescue these old vines and coax them back to life.

We saw huge potential in this old block and successfully rejuvenating them has been one of our greatest achievements. The fruit from these old vines has great fruit concentration and structure as well as great natural acidity that lends itself very well to making a dry style of Riesling.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 230 dozen

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

Aromatic white wines and Te Whare Ra are synonymous with the phrase ‘high quality’. They just seem to nail it all the time. Organic grown, made by legends. Steely and tightly wound riesling with a good deal of floral and citrus character, but, importantly, this bracing nervous system of talc-and-flint minerality that seems to zing on electric pulse through the wine. Sheesh. Brisk and refreshing, pent up and demanding you say the word ‘poise’, this is a seriously good riesling. And delicious. - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

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Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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