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Felton Road, Dry River, Framingham, Prophets Rock, Stonecroft

Gorgeous aromatics, palate-coating unctuous fruit - that still remains light on its feet - wonderful purity, mineral freshness & precision, plus exciting length, are all on full display with these new releases. Now that should be enough to get your taste buds salivating at the highest level! This offer includes a stunning selection of white wines (and Pinot Noir) from some of our favourite New Zealand boutique wineries and aromatic specialists. These are sublime hand-crafted wines from some of the oldest and best vineyards in the country - produced by true wine making legends respected on these shores and the world over.

Felton Road
Felton Road are one of the most sublime and highly celebrated pioneers of Central Otago winemaking. Their story begins with meticulous site selection and vineyard design - started in 1991 - and is one of a refusal to compromise. A strict 100% estate policy with fully organic and biodynamic viticulture ensures that the fruit arrives at the winery as pure as it can be, while the entire estate comes as close to true sustainability as is possible. A commitment to hands off winemaking: gravity flow, wild yeasts, wild malolactic, an avoidance of fining and filtration all help preserve the wine's expression of its terroir. The result is Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, which accurately express the authenticity and complexity of their unique vineyards.

Framingham
"The Framingham Winery is recognised as arguably the best producer of the Riesling variety in the country. This is based on winemaker Dr Andrew Hedley’s obsession with the grape, and his stupendously high quality and fascinating releases based on covering the full range of pradikat levels as employed in grading German wine richness and sweetness. Andrew attributes much of the quality and consistency of his Rieslings to the resource of 10.5 ha of mature vines over 35 y.o. And then there’s over 16 years of working specifically with botrytised Riesling fruit that must account for much in the resulting wines."
  — Raymond Chan

"New Zealand’s top riesling producer has again released an array of absolutely top wines from the 2017 vintage, a year that appears to be well-suited to the production of botrytis-influenced styles. Framingham’s winemaker, Dr Andrew Hedley, is a man who understands riesling better than anyone I know. He manages to make top wines every year with consummate ease. Andrew is helped by the fact that Framingham has one of the oldest riesling vineyards in Marlborough and the company is prepared to lavish time and money making tiny quantities of wines, which can compete with the world’s best."
— Bob Campbell, MW

Dry River
"Our goal is to produce wines of optimal phenolic ripeness with ripe fruit flavours and modest alcohol levels that faithfully reflect the site and vintage. Factors leading to a true expression of the vineyard site include no irrigation, old vines and low crop levels. Cultural management practices in the vineyard that help achieve optimal phenolic ripeness include shoot positioning, leaf plucking and maintenance applications of nutrients. We do not claim to farm in any particular fashion beyond what we believe is sustainable and optimal for our site. Our approach to winemaking is to preserve rather than enhance. Minimal movements of the young wine, low levels of new oak barrels and a cool cellar environment assist the transition from vineyard to bottle. All wines are bottled at an early stage of evolution and reach their potential under a natural cork closure. Our wines tend to be slow to evolve in the bottle but as a result of this, are long-lived."
— Dry River

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