About The Wine
This is an excellent example of how to build texture in Riesling.
Winemaker and grape grower Nick Mills holds this wine back for a minimum of a year before releasing it to market. It's made from the mature vines on the Rippon vineyard, and harnessing the power of this fruit takes a little extra time.
The wine spends a day or two on skins and 100 days on lees before going to bottle. Nothing is hurried at Rippon and the mesmerising complexity of this wine on release is a testament to Nick's patience.
It's a wine which looks better every year in bottle.
A wine of blistering power and stunning detail, Riesling enthusiasts, you'll be very happy to have this as part of your collection.
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.