2019 Settlement Ashmore Vineyard Riesling

Superb, slightly-off dry Malborough Riesling with great concentration and succulence.

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The Ashmore vineyard is situated on the border between the Wairau and Southern Valley sub-regions, and is one of the more famous single vineyards in an area where blending has always been paramount. Certified organic in 2012.

It's a cool site that makes intense, deeply-flavoured Chardonnay and Riesling. The new Settlement release is a wonderful example of kiwi Riesling, holding 15g of residual sugar to balance the crackling acidity.

Lime juice and wild herbs on the nose, luscious ripe tropical fruits on the palate. The finish is crunchy and dry with a slaty, pebbly impression.

Pale straw/green in colour. Fragrant floral aromas with touches of ripe citrus and peach on the nose. Subtle, balanced and elegant with a lengthy but delicate finish.

This established north facing vineyard receives all day sun, and coupled with cool Marlborough nights, makes for ideal cool climate growing conditions for our Riesling fruit. The free draining, deep alluvial silt loam soil profile, overlying a clay sub soil, means that very little irrigation is required, even in dry years. Ashmore Vineyard was planted in 1997 with conversion to organics beginning in 2009, and full certification achieved in 2012. Riesling fruit from this vineyard offers a vibrant aromatic, citrus profile,with notes of red apple, melon and fresh herbs.

Region: Marlborough, NZ
Blend: Riesling (100%)
ABV: 12%
Closure: 750ml
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