We are family owned winery in Marlborough, New Zealand with a mountain in our backyard. Our 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is refreshing, with great fruit purity and intensity. It is best served chilled and then enjoyed with friends.
ABV (%): 12.5
Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Tasting Notes: Vibrant aromas and flavours of lime zest, gooseberries, and currant with a touch of herbal infusion. Weighty mouthfeel with intense, refined flavours finishing with a crisp acidity.
History: Mount Riley was founded in 1992, when owner John Buchanan decided to leave his job with the second largest winery in New Zealand to go back to his roots. John is a fifth generation Marlborough citizen and Mount Riley is a true family winery; with John's daughter Amy managing winery operations and his son-in-law, Amy's husband, Matt Murphy (former Craggy Range winemaker) as the winemaker.
Regional Information: Mount Riley owns 10 vineyards in Marlborough and the winery is five miles south of Blenheim. Each vineyard brings unique qualities and terroir to the Marlborough blend.
Vinification Details: Grapes were crushed and destemmed prior to pressing and fermentation was induced by the introduction of carefully selected yeast strains. We fermented in stainless steel at cool temperatures to preserve the lifted aromatics in this wine.
Winemaker: Matt Murphy