Spy Valley Riesling 2004

Riesling from New Zealand

Price: $19.99
Item No. 80683
  • WS88
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Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Pale straw/green hints. Bouquet: Lime, minerals and flint. As the wine develops bottle age, tertiary notes of honey and toast will becone increasingly apparent. Palate: The young wine looks pure and focused. The palate structure leans toward tautness, but is lacking in generosity. The extra level of weight comes from the fruit sweetness achieved through an extended ripening period. The finish is crisp and well balanced.

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The brand name Spy Valley is derived from the presence of a satellite communications monitoring station within a few kilometers of the winery. Situated on the sunny southern side of Marlborough's Wairau Valley, nestled on the terraces of the Omaka River are the vineyards of Johnson Estate. Established in 1993 by the Johnson family, Johnson Estate was one of the pioneering...

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Learn About Other New Zealand

A few other New Zealand areas include the region of Auckland, high up on the North Island, Nelson, sitting to the west of Marlborough, and Canterbury, just under Waipara on the South Island. Most wines in New Zealand will come from a designated area and say so on the label. Notable Facts Auckland was one of the first wine growing regions of the country, but now produces...

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Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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