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Wairau River Botrytised Riesling Marlborough NZ 2016
A complex nose with aromas of honey, orange and lime marmalade. On the palate, these characters come through complemented by soft textured fruit and balancing acidity.



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Wairau River (pronounced why-rhoo) is Maori for 'Many Waters' reflecting the intricate braided pattern the river has carved on its path to the Pacific Ocean. It is on these riverbanks that Phil and Chris Rose planted their first vines in 1978.

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Marlborough is located on the northeastern edge of the top of New Zealand’s South Island. Marlbourgh started making wine in 1875, however, the modern story really starts in 1973 when Montana planted Sauvignon Blanc and took the wine by storm. In addition to its variety defining Sauvignon Blanc it producers excellent Rieslings and Pinot Noirs.


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The grapes are shrivelled by botrytis, also known as`noble rot` which concentrates the sugars. It has a golden yellow colour with aromas of ripe apricots and candied orange. Smooth and rounded in the mouth, the sweetness is perfectly balanced by a refreshing acidity.

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