Spy Valley `Envoy` Riesling 2010 (6 x 750mL), Marlborough, NZ.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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$203.94 per pack
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Overview

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.

Region:
NZ - Marlborough
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

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

Colour

Pale lemon.

Aroma

Varietal aromas of lime and passionfruit, with a ‘wet wool’ element.

Palate

Light and elegant, low alcohol highlights the vibrant stonefruit and mineral flavours. Juicy acidity leaves the finish dry and satisfying.

Vintage
2010
Region
NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Riesling
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
7%

Winery Profile

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Spy Valley Wines is situated on the sunny southern side of Marlborough's Wairau Valley, nestled on the terraces of the Omaka river are the vineyards of Johnson Estate.

Bryan and Jan Johnson established the first of their 380 acres of estate vineyards in 1993. Pioneers in what was then a Marlborough sub region, the Lower Waihopai development continued with fruit being grown and sold to other wine companies.

From vintage 2000 wine was produced and sold under the Spy Valley label. The brand name SPY VALLEY® is derived from the presence of a satellite communications monitoring station (spy base) nearby, part of the Echelon Global Network.

The Envoy range of wines was released in 2007 and represents small parcel wine production from specific vineyard sites off Johnson family estate vineyards. The wines are vineyard designated and represent winemaker interpretations of site and vintage.

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