About The Wine
Winemaker Nick Mills has very exacting standards for his wines.
The Jeunesse Riesling is the wine that showcases the younger vine Riesling from the Rippon vineyard. He believes that while this fruit is lively and delicious, it doesn't yet have the gravitas of the mature vine fruit.
Be that as it may, it's brilliant to drink. Jeunesse is a wildly delicious Riesling, light in frame and crunchy with a gentle sweetness and beautiful texture. Drink it young, drink it soon. You'll love it.
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.