Spy Valley Wines is so named for its proximity to an international satellite communications monitoring station in the Waihopai Valley...a spy base.
Not befitting the world of espionage, Spy Valley's wine has demanded global attention, the wine has been called "impossible to ignore" and the company among "the planet's 20 most notable new producers."
This is a remarkably well made Riesling, with a moderate sweetness perfectly balanced by a nice and refreshing fruity acidity.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
Very light, bright, greenish yellow hue. The aroma is fantastically intense and bright, with searing fresh honey, mineral and lime leaf aromas: a great bouquet. The taste is equally good: fresh and bright, with honeyed complexity and juicy citrusy fruit, and off-dry level of sweetness underpinned by seamless acidity, the whole thing gliding effortlessly along the palate to a clean, satisfying yet refreshing finish. Gorgeous stuff. Huon Hooke, Rating 96
Concentrated, moderately sweet Riesling with honey, apricot, peach and mango flavours. A little bottle age is contributing to the wine’s complexity, rich texture and flavour integration. Very appealing wine with sweetness nicely supported by fruity acidity. 95/100 Bob Campbell
Winery Tasting Notes
Varietal aromas of lime and passionfruit, with a ‘wet wool’ element.
Light and elegant, low alcohol highlights the vibrant stonefruit and mineral flavours. Juicy acidity leaves the finish dry and satisfying.