Scout 2019 Waipara Glasnevin Riesling (6 Bottles) Waipara, New Zealand

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Riesling holds a special place in the heart of Sarah – she worked as a winemaker in the Clare Valley for 5 years, as well as in Germany. Needless to say, when we were offered fruit from some of the oldest vines in Waipara, our favourite NZ region for Riesling, she was very excited!

Very mature vines, grown on the Glasnevin gravels near the Waipara river, the fruit was handpicked and gently crushed. It was allowed to ferment naturally in tank for 3 months, until the desired sugar to acid balance was reached. It was then matured on its lees in old barrels for 12 months to build midpalate texture.

The resulting wine is intensely aromatic with bright green apple and white florals, while the palate shows juicy grapefruit with complexity from the barrel aging. It also has the classic Waipara pithy, chalky acidity and texture. It has 8g/L residual sugar, leaving the finish dry and fresh.

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About Scout Wines

Sarah Adamson, Winemaker at Scout Wines

Growing up in the Deep South of New Zealand, winemaking wasn’t even talked about when considering career options in my final years of school. Luckily, my parents had a great cellar and interest in wine which in turn sparked an enthusiasm

With a love for science and the outdoors I began to explore all options and found myself chatting to Invercargill’s only other Viticultural graduate. After a year of BSc and LLB, I left Canterbury University to pursue a career in winemaking. There was no turning back, and I have no regrets!

My favourite part of winemaking is blending. I love seeing all the parcels and batches come together to create what is going to be in the bottle.

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