2020 Soho Maren Riesling

Marlborough, NZ

An organic, off-dry Marlborough Riesling with a great sugar/acid balance.


There’s a fine mineral quality and youthful power.

Cam Douglas MS

About This Wine

The ‘Magnum Opus’ of their range according to winemaker Rachael Carter, the Maren is an off-dry Riesling styled on the wines of Mosel .

The key characteristics of this wine; zesty citrus, white flowers and minerality, all wrapped in a perfect balance of acid and sugars. Super concentrated and focused on the palate with depth, backed by subtle sweetness and bright acidity.

The wine finishes with incredible length and despite the sweetness, a really refreshing character.

About Soho

Rachael Carter founded Soho Wines in 2008, using grapes from her father's vineyards in Marlborough and Waiheke Island. The intention from the beginning was to create premium wines that could be enjoyed by anyone. They now also source grapes from vineyards in the Gibbston, Bendigo and Bannockburn areas of Central Otago region on the South Island. Wines are made by Dave Clouston in Marlborough, James Rowan on Waiheke Island, and Grant Taylor in Central Otago.

Soho Wines currently makes a broad selection of wines across three labels (Black, Pink Sheep, and White), from Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Syrah. Proceeds from sales of their Pink Sheep collection go to charities focusing on mental health, children, animals, and the environment.

Founder Rachael Carter
Founder Rachael Carter
Marlborough, NZ
Additional Info

From the Producer

Maren means “Star of the Sea”, united with Mother Earth’s finest, ‘The Maren’ is our Magnum Opus.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Cam Douglas MS

"Ripe and luscious bouquet with aromas of tangerine and fresh green apple, white blossoms and cold apricot stone. There’s a fine mineral quality and youthful power. Off-dry on the palate with flavours of fresh lemon curd and apple, some white fleshed fruits and tangerine lime flower. Fresh acid line with a salty and salivating effect. Balanced and well made, youthful with plenty of longevity ahead." - Cam Douglas (Cam Douglas MS)


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