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Rippon Riesling 2010

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

Intense Riesling with mineral, lime/citrus and a suggestion of herbal flavours. A clearly cool climate wine with taut and slightly green flavours. Distinctive wine showing obvious cellaring potential. Bob Campbell, MW. A Riesling wine from Otago in New Zealand. 2010 Rippon Riesling 750ml

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Region: New Zealand

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Color: White
Varietal: Riesling
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Rippon Vineyard Ltd:
In 1974, Lois and the late Rolfe Mills moved back to the family farm in Wanaka. Acting largely on a hunch born in the schist slopes of the Douro Valley many years earlier, they planted a few short rows of experimental vines on a small steep bank above their house. Despite the mostly negative opinions of the viticultural experts of the time, the climate data that Rolfe collected was encouragemen... Read more
In 1974, Lois and the late Rolfe Mills moved back to the family farm in Wanaka. Acting largely on a hunch born in the schist slopes of the Douro Valley many years earlier, they planted a few short rows of experimental vines on a small steep bank above their house. Despite the mostly negative opinions of the viticultural experts of the time, the climate data that Rolfe collected was encouragement enough for them to plant their first commercial vineyard block in 1982. The growing belief they had in the site’s potential to produce fine wine was soon to be realised. There were many years of monitoring weather patterns, sugar levels and different grape varieties that could be suitable to the area. Through many years of empirical and scientific observation, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Gewurztraminer & Sauvignon Blanc quickly came to the fore as the varieties which are most suited to the Rippon site. We also enjoy working with Gamay and Osteiner, from which we make lighter style summer wines. Some of the varieties which we have worked with, but have been replaced are Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Gris, Semillon, Chenin Blanc, Muller Thurgau, Breidecker, Chardonnay... The total area under vines is now 15 hectares with the majority of plantings in Pinot Noir and Riesling. Read less

External Reviews for Rippon Riesling

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/01/2013

Intense Riesling with mineral, lime/citrus and a suggestion of herbal flavours. A clearly cool climate wine with taut and slightly green flavours. Distinctive wine showing obvious cellaring potential. Bob Campbell, MW. A Riesling wine from Otago in New Zealand. 2010 Rippon Riesling 750ml



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