Zephyr Riesling New Zealand
Per bottle £14.50
- Brand Zephyr
- Bottle Size 75cl
- ABV 12.5%
- Vintage 2015
- Country New Zealand
- Country Region Marlborough
- Grape Variety Riesling
- Closure Screw cap
Intro to Zephyr Riesling New Zealand –
The Zephyr Riesling from Marlborough in New Zealand is pale green with yellow flint hues. Cut lemonade, lime, and spice on the nose combine with citrus and apple flesh on the palate to make this a pure and sultry tipple.
Full tasting note and wine making –
The wine making is a pretty simple process – hand picked bright pale green fruit – not too much golden sun burn. The grapes are pressed gently as whole bunches and kept cold. The free run juice is kept separate from the pressed juice to ensure vibrancy in the wine. Fined as juice, and left to settle at for a week before being racked off warmed and fermented with innocluated yeast – long and slow to ensure a ripe grapy texture and elegant aromas – then kept cold again for 4 weeks before being prepared for bottling in late August.
The producer –
The Glover family own the Zephyr vineyards which were planted in 1985 alongside the meandering Opawa River and have inspired the family’s passion for wine. The vineyard is now very much an aromatic specialist with Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer and Riesling. The viticultural and winemaking philosophy embraces the structural strengths of the vineyard. The wines show classic cool climate precision matched with palate depth and the ability to support texture. Winemaker Ben Glover says “I have always wanted to express the exquisite refined bouquet, the precise structure and the ‘line’ of these aromatic wines from our farm. Zephyr allows me to do this – winegrowing is a natural expression and extension of what our family and I have done on this property for years and the opportunity to pay them back with home grown, world class wines is too good to be true,” says Ben.
Drink with –
This wine is perfect with salads, seafood and sashimi or as an aperitif.
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Deliveries are made Monday to Friday and not normally on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays though Saturday deliveries are possible on payment of an additional charge.
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Delivery in St Albans is FREE for orders over £85, for orders less than £85 the charge is £5.
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Our standard national delivery charge is £10 and is FREE for all orders over £250. The standard delivery is next day for all orders placed by 12noon and the following day for all orders received later than that.
Arrangements in case you’re out at the time of delivery
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Non UK Mainland addresses
For charges applicable for delivery to remote addresses such as the Scottish Highlands and Islands please note that different charges apply and these are clearly shown at checkout. The charges are per case of 12 x 75cl bottles and the delivery time will be a little longer due to the location.
The Scottish postcodes affected are as follows:
AB 30, 33-38, 41-45, 51-56, DD 8-9, FK 19-21, IV 1-18, 30-37, 40, 41-49, 51 -56, 63, KA 15-17, 27-28, KW15-17, PA 20-49, 60-78, PH 15-26, 30-44, 49, 50, HS 1-9, ZE 1-3
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Out of Stock
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