Tinpot Hut Turner Vineyard Marlborough Riesling 2021
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Bottle size: 75cl
Pale straw in the glass with fresh aromas of nectarine, zingy lime and apple underpinned by subtle jasmine notes. Light bodied, this wine is fresh and appealing with flavours of lime and grapefruit dominating the palate and a distinct mineral finish reflective of the Blind River sub region. There is a well-balanced acidity and mineral notes on the long finish.
Fruit for this single vineyard wine is grown on the 16.5 hectare Turner Home Block vineyard in the Blind River sub-region of the Awatere Valley. The low-yielding vines are closely monitored and then harvested by hand when the right balance of flavour and sugar ripeness is reached, to produce this lower alcohol style of Riesling.
The Tinpot Hut story began in 2003 when winemaker Fiona Turner and her husband Hamish established their own 20 hectare vineyard in Marlborough’s emerging sub-region of Blind River. Naming her range of wines after a historic Marlborough mustering hut, the ‘Tinpot Hut’ links the area’s sheep farming past with its current state as one of the world’s most dynamic wine regions. Fruit is sourced from Fiona’s ‘Home Block’ and is supplemented by grapes from selected vineyards. Fiona is assisted by Matt Thomson, a friend and colleague with whom she has worked for many years.