About the Wine
The Dicey Bannockburn Riesling has all the characteristics you would likely expect from a cool-climate Riesling: aromas of apple, citrus and blossom, mouth-watering acidity, and a great vibrancy on the palate. As the wine is medium-dry, there is some sweetness, although it's pleasant and not excessive.
The cool temperatures allowed the Riesling grapes to slowly ripen and build up their aromas and flavours. Due to the abundant acidity and sweetness, the wine shows great balance, and it will age nicely for the next few years. Pair it with spicy Asian food.
Dicey wines is a family affair, with brothers Matt (winemaker) and James (grower) Dicey working together to craft elegant wines from Bannockburn in Central Otago.
All wine are estate-grown from their family vineyards; the Inlet, owned by James, Black Rabbit, tended by Matt, and Swansong owned by their parents. The vineyards are farmed sustainably, and currently in conversion to BioGro certified organic - the 2022 vintage will be the first certified releases.
In the winery, they follow the same sustainable and minimal intervention philosophy; natural ferments, minimal handling, and no fining of the finished wines.
Having established themselves with Mt Difficulty, this project is the realisation of the family’s dream to have full control over their work, and place primary focus on quality over quantity.