2017 Caythorpe Family Estate Marlborough Riesling 


Viticulture and Winemaking

The 2017 growing season was characterised by a cool spring and warm summer. Two cane, vertical shoot positioned (VSP) Clone 110 vines were carefully managed with shoot and bunch thinning, along with a calculated level of leaf exposure to deliver low yielding, clean fruit with concentrated flavours. A single small parcel was harvested in early April; lightly pressed and fermented in chilled stainless steel with yeast designed to highlight aromatic characteristics. Bottled September 2017.

Tasting Note

Colour - Light straw

Bouquet - Mandarin, green apple and white stonefruit blossom

Palate -  White peach, mandarin and lime with subtle minerals and crisp acidity


Style Off-dry   Alcohol 11.5%   Residual Sugar 7.9 g/l   Acidity 7.6 g/l   pH 3.0 


2018 New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition - Gold

2017 Air New Zealand Wine Awards - Silver