ABOUT THIS WINE:
They harvested the fruit during the night in cool temperatures so that the natural flavours and aromatics were preserved. The grapes were gently pressed and the juice settled prior to fermentation. The wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures to retain the bright, varietal aromatics.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER:
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 as the winemaker. Matt was the winemaker at Craggy Range for 7 years before marrying Amy and joining Mount Riley. Amy was formerly a lawyer with a great career in both New Zealand and London but has been managing Mount Riley for the past 9 years. The intention for the winery is to remain firmly in family hands for generations to come. This is a winery that is worth investing in and so we have!
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.