DUNBAR ESTATES Nelson Tasman Riesling 2019

The nose of this delicious Riesling is floral with white blossoms and a hint of ginger, varietal with orange peel and citrus notes. Seamless, refreshing and mouth filling, this wine has a gorgeous flow on the palate and a lingering, classy finish with a definite second glass appeal.  

Harvest date: Early April 2019
Fermentation: 3 weeks
Alcohol:  10.5%
Residual Sugar: 12 g/lt
pH: 3.1
Total Acidity: 8.5g/L


The grapes for this wine were dry-grown in our Nelson-Tasman vineyard in Ngatimoti. 2019 was one of the best vintages and it was a beautiful sunny day in early April when around 3 tonnes of quality fruit was hand-picked. Fermentation lasted 3 weeks with temperature control and yeast feeds along the way. Daily tastings established the health of the yeasts and when the best balance between acidity and residual sweetness was achieved, the winemaker stopped the ferment with cooling and sulphur addition. The wine was then transferred off its lees & matured on light lees for a few months. For this wine, aromatic enzymes were added to help reach full potential before the wine was heat and cold stabilised.

Winemaker: Emmanuelle David.