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Rose Vineyard Riesling

Organic and biodynamic practices on this approximately 1 hectare site. Hand picked, whole bunch pressed, unsettled, fermented with vineyard yeast and no temperature control in tank for 10 months.

Wine to Mike and Claudia Weersing is a genie, genius loci: “our job is to coax it from its rock to bottle.” Every gesture they make, in vineyard and winery, is a summons to this spirit of place. Biodynamics, hand-based viticulture, low yields, natural winemaking—these are some of the means they’ve adopted to record and transmit this voice. Each wine is allowed to flower as it wishes. With the Grower’s Collection, are able to work with admired colleagues, and with sites, soils, and varieties different than those of their home vineyard. All of their wines are devoted to people and place; all bring rich rewards of community.

Winemaker: Mike and Claudia Weersing
Country: New Zealand
Region: Marlborough
Type: White
Variety: Riesling
Farming: Organic, Biodynamic, Sustainable
Age of Vines: Planted mid-1980s
Production: 2,400 bottles
Soil: Clay, limestone