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2019 Rippon Gewurztraminer

Central Otago, NZ

It's rare to find a Gewurztraminer with such poise and exotic beauty. This is subtle, delicate and balanced with pinpoint precision.

HIGH SCORE
ONLY 4 LEFT!

$55.00

About
Every list worth its salt should have this on it.

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
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%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030

Vigneron Nick Mills
Vigneron Nick Mills
Central Otago, NZ
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
The Wine Front

"Although I would drink 1 bottle of gewurztraminer in 2000 wines, it usually is Rippon. And I should drink more of this wine. It is such a leading light. Nails the savoury, lo-fi, textural, skin fermented, lees raised, complex expression. If not a world benchmark. Every list worth its salt should have this on it. Smells sweet but not bubblegummy and cartoony, more Turkish market spice and rosewater bath in the most refined, evocative sense. Succulent in texture, concentrated flavours but again, a ripple of chalky texture, bright core of mixed-minerally acidity, a chew to finish and this beautiful, lingering, fresh sweetness. Candied almonds, dried citrus peel, green apple, faint nutty characters. Just wonderful. Such an intriguing, beautiful wine, and with so much future potential. Extraordinary." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

94Points
JamesSuckling.com

"Stunning purity of lychee and rose-water aromas here with fresh bread, wet stones and breathtaking fragrant appeal. The palate has a smooth-honed and layered, textural feel with supple, fleshy lychee and melon, as well as pear and honeysuckle. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold." - Nick Stock (JamesSuckling.com)

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