- Pure Bronze – 2012 Air New Zealand Wine Awards
- Bronze – 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards
- Bronze – 2012 Boutique Wine Awards
- Bronze – 2012 New Zealand Royal Easter Show
- Commended – 2012 International Wine Competition
The Tupari Riesling block is situated on a thin terrace stretching along the top of the cliff face with magnificent valley views. Warm days and cool nights combined to create this wine’s distinguishing mineral character and rich flavours typical of the Awatere Valley. Following harvest in the cool of the night, the gently pressed juice was carefully fermented and the process suspended with only a few grams of sugar remaining.
As a pure expression of the variety, the 2011 Tupari Dry Riesling is a finely textured, single vineyard wine with rich flavours and complexity, underpinned by a lingering crisp mineral finish.
A definitive food wine and ideal companion for freshly shucked oysters, tempura or grilled fish.
When the Riesling is young, match with a young and firm camembert or brie, goats cheese or chevre
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit Score: 91/100
“Pure and delicate, the youthful bouquet shows floral, lemon/lime, green apple and a hint of flinty characters. The palate is racy and taut with fine texture and lovely fruit weight, leading to an extremely long juicy finish. Very promising with lovely harmony and poise.”
TIZWine.com 2012 Aromatics Tasting Score: 4 Stars
“Distinctively dry … and an excellent example of this style. Citrus and kerosene on the nose with decent fruit in palate as well as bold acidity and the dry finish. Clean and crisp.”