This wine has elements of citrus, steely minerality, Granny Smith apples. The acidity is fine and fresh, with solid fruit on the palate and a firm, dry, grippy finish.
Escarpment’s Artisan range is a commitment to the future expansion of our key varieties. Exploring boundaries has always been part of our philosophy and is exhibited in our winemaking approach.
A single vineyard Riesling from our own Te Muna Road site. Grown on the alluvial gravel terrace soils of the Martinborough Terrace during a challenging growing season for the district.
A smaller crop and warm summer allowed fruit to ripen wonderfully, producing powerful opulent wine with the lime oral zest Riesling is renowned for.
After many years of traditional stainless steel fermentation we have decided to evolve our Riesling approach to include barrel fermentation and lees contact, enhancing texture and mouth feel. A dry style (1g/l residual sugar) has been created, ideally to be enjoyed as an aperitif for something to liven up the taste buds.
It is an accurate reflection of Martinborough’ s unique terroir. Cellar for up to five years or more, successfully.
grava Riesling is cold macerated on skins for a short time, then gently pressed, and fermented in stainless steel tanks with a small barrel component. The resulting wine has enticing aromas, great texture, and a strong acid backbone, which will ensure graceful ageing over the coming years.
The 2015 grava Riesling is distinguished by its citrus fruit character and a crisp mineral finish.
This Riesling is made in an off-dry style to enhance the natural sweet fruit flavours this variety has to offer. It has all the hallmarks which in time will develop the delicious oily characters attributed to the great Rieslings of the world, fabulous fresh summer drinking but also with great aging potential. This has a light oak treatment to add mouth feel & complexity, with floral aromas that lead into vibrant honeyed and lime characters with beautifully balanced acids and a flinty mineral interest on the palate.
Pale straw in colour, this wine has a perfumed nose with pear, lemon, honey aromas, and a hint of stone fruit. The palate is mineral with flavours of lemon and honey. Textured and complex wine with balanced acidity and off-dry sweetness.
Exhibits typical regional characteristics of citrus fruits with notes of mineral and honey. Off-dry, the wine is soft-textured and finishes crisp and fresh.
An enticing aroma of white florals, lime and savoury apple. Medium bodied, off-dry in style, with intense citrus, lemon-barley and marmalade flavors, showing good depth. Drink now or age for 6 years and let the wine show the developing complexities of a great Riesling.
The nose is soft and full with gently concentrated aromas of lime and lemon fruit harmoniously entwined with exotic white and yellow florals, nuances of honeysuckle, unfolding mineral elements with aeration.
Dryish to taste and light-medium bodied, the palate is subtly rich with mouthfilling flavours of lime fruit melded with exotic florals and honeysuckle, detailed by mineral suggestions. The mouthfeel of soft and dry with very fine textures from fruit extract, and the acidity is softly ripe and well balanced. The flavours of exotic florals and citrus fruit blossom, and carry to a long and sustained finish with an array of aromatics. This is a softly rich, aromatic, dry Riesling with exotic citrus, floral and honeysuckle flavours and fine textures, unfolding waves of fragrance.
This Riesling has been produced from selectively hand picked grapes in an off dry style. It leads with hints of orange blossom on the nose followed by silky smooth peach and tropical fruit flavours with a lingering and appealing acidity.
Named in honour of John’s great, great grandmother, born somewhere in the southern ocean en-route to New Zealand in 1849 and entered in the ships log as “the ocean child”.
Delightfully aromatic and fruity with citrus lime and mineral overtones. Off-dryi n style, this wine has a lovely fresh and delicate palate with the lemon/lime character following through ...
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