Our South Island Riesling has a range and combination of flavors unlike any other. These flavors span citrus, root ginger, white peach, spices and florals. eco.love Riesling is made in balance to an off-dry style.
Growing up in central California, wild flowers and sweet honeysuckle inspired Robin’s South Island Riesling – pretty and floral, yet nicely balanced with a citrus backbone.
Food Pairing: Asian Fusion, Seafood, Curry,
and anything spicy.
Production NotesReasonably straightforward winemaking aimed at retaining the natural fruit quality from another excellent vintage. Cool fermentation help develop and retain the wine's fantastic aromatics.
Winemaker NotesA complex fruit driven style. Special parcels of fruit were selected from the Nelson region of New Zealand - famous for its success with aromatic grape varietals. These were then carefully blended with our Marlborough wines. A marriage made in heaven thus resulting in our South Island Riesling. The wine will continue to develop with bottle age.
The bouquet jumps from the glass with up front lemon zest, bees wax, a medley of blossom and spice, and a hint of kerosene. The "South Island" blend of fruit has resulted in a diverse range of characters. This wine is fantastic to drink now and if you have patience, cellaring will add to further complexity - particularly the kerosene character aged Riesling is renowned for.
The wine has greate palate weight, balance and length of flavor. A "juicy" style of wine with citrus freshness working well with the more tropical characters and natural sweetness. The wine was "stop-fermented" - preventing all of the grape sugar from turning into alcohol. The small quantity of residual sugar gives palate weight and balances the Riesling's natural acidity.