BONELINE RIESLING WHITE LABEL NORTH CANTERBURY 18/19
The Boneline Winery began in 1989 when the Tutton and Sienko families planted their first vines on the bony stony soils of the Waipara Valley in North Canterbury. Today, this family produce two Rieslings, including this outstanding dry version with its fresh and flinty flavours.
This is the dry Riesling every year and typically contains 4 grams residual sugar per litre (firmly in the dry camp) each year, including in this new release from the 2019 vintage. The wine is made from grapes harvested at 20.5 brix from low cropping land (2.2 tonnes per hectare). This Riesling is made from a vineyard planted on the Glasnevin Gravels. All grapes are hand picked, whole bunch pressed to stainless steel and fermented with a neutral yeast strain then aged on lees until bottled in late summer following harvest.
This wine drinks beautifully now as a youthful, refreshing dry white and also ages superbly for five to six years, potentially longer in good cellar conditions.