Crushed & Cured

Greywacke, Marlborough Riesling, New Zealand, 2021


This wine has intense aromas of fragrant jasmine, honeydew melon, Granny Smith apples and lemon zest which combine with anise and sweet blossom notes. Silky and textural on the palate with flavours of honeysuckle. citrus peel, and juicy stone fruit. Off-dry (128.6 g/l residual sugar) with a zesty acidity which drives to the long and elegant finish.

The grapes were hand picked at moderate ripeness levels to capture the exuberance and natural acidity of the variety, and were whole bunch pressed using a very low maceration press cycle. The resulting juice was cold-settled, then racked to fermentation vessels. Half of the juice was inoculated in a stainless steel tank using cultured yeast, while the other half was filled into old French oak barriques, where it was allowed to undergo spontaneous indigenous yeast fermentation. All of the wine was then transferred to a stainless steel tank where the fermentation was stopped, retaining 19 g/L residual sugar. The blended wine was filled into old barrels, where it remained on yeast lees for a further five months, prior to bottling.

Country: New Zealand

Region: Marlborough

Vintage: 2021

Grape Variety: Riesling 

ABV: 12.5%

Size: 750ml 

Producer: Greywacke