Rippon Jeune Young Vine Riesling Wanaka NZ 750ml

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Rippon Jeune Young Vine Riesling Wanaka NZ

Certified Biodynamic. Natural Wine Maker vis a vis the French codification 2020.

Central Otago is situated on the 45° south latitude line, near the bottom of the South Island of New Zealand. It is on the Eastern side of Australasia’s largest mountain range, The Southern Alps and is New Zealand’s only viticultural region with a truly “continental” climate. It is also the world’s most southern viticultural region. Rippon lies at 330 metres altitude, on the shores of Lake Wanaka.

A parcel of land on the shores of Lake Wanaka, Rippon has been cared for by the Mills family for four generations. It is through the farm’s 15 hectares of vines that the integrity of the land, delivered in its vinous form, is maintained and communicated, fostering a liquid informant of Rippon’s natural and cultured attributes. How quantifiable are these? With the broadest objective lens, there is latitude, metamorphic schist rock, the proximity of the Main Divide, the lake’s thermal mass, the buffering of Ruby Island and Waterfall Creek, and over 50 years of empirical observation and understanding. Look again and find no irrigation, the twisted journey of the vine root, biodynamic preparations, fungus-rich compost, the hand-shake at the start of the day, the cleansing ale at its end. It is of course the relationship between all these things, along with the willing mind to appreciate them, which makes a place…and allows it to find its true voice. Rippon make around 40 tonnes of compost every year. Their wines are all produced using wild ferments (noninoculated). Both Jeunesse and Mature Vine Pinot Noir spend 18 months in barrel and go into bottle without filtering or fining. Their Rieslings & Pinot Noir’s are cellared in bottle for one year before they are released to the market. All Rippon Wines are issued from some of the oldest vines in the region, all from a single Vineyard.

Rippon Jeunesse Young Vine Riesling 2019.
Rippon is a family-owned vineyard and winery located on the shores of Lake Wanaka in Central Otago, New Zealand. It was established by Lois and Rolfe Mills, who released their first commercial vintage in 1989. The winemaking team works with the objective to craft unique and premium quality wines that aptly portray the unique flavours and characteristics of the fruit grown on the property.

Jeunesse Young Vine Riesling displays a pale yellow colour with green tinges. The perfumed nose exhibits hints of lemon and lime aromas, which intermix with fresh fruit flavours on the palate to culminate in a clean, crisp and lingering climax. This enticing white Riesling has been crafted to relish when young, but can also be cellared for 5 to 10 years to enhance its flavours and characters. It tastes great with white fish and beef curry.

…This is a wine of exuberance and life; this is a Riesling that speaks of its variety, of its fruit and not yet of its soils. Notes from the Winemaker.


**Please note vintages may vary from store to store or when delivered**

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