You won’t find a more dedicated bunch of people than the small team at Marlborough’s Lawson’s Dry Hills. From their humble, yet pioneering start over 20 years ago to the range of world-class wines they make today, their wine says it all. When you combine more than 20 years’ experience with an inquisitive spirit, the result is a perfect balance of knowledge and innovation. These two traits can be found in every bottle of Lawson’s Dry Hills wine – wonderful, top quality fruit from their carefully nurtured vineyards transformed into imminently drinkable wines using modern winemaking techniques.
All the characteristics of a Riesling show in this excellent wine, lemon, lime, apple, honey, white peach and spring flowers. Time in the bottle has given subtle, toasty aromas while the palate is bright, crisp and elegant with just a touch of sweetness to provide balance.
This is a single vineyard wine produced from a single pick from their Waihopai block in Marlborough’s Southern Valleys. The decision to harvest is made when the fresher green apple flavours balance with citrus and the riper stone fruit characters. Once picked in the cool of the early morning, the grapes are gently pressed with only the free-run juice being fermented to make this wine.