Two Paddocks Dry Riesling 2021, Central Otago, New Zealand

Two Paddocks is a very, very small company, utterly obsessed with Pinot Noir and Riesling. And, with great pride – organics, quality, authenticity, detail and style. They have 4 beautiful organic vineyards artfully scattered around Central Otago, the southernmost wine region in New Zealand. Two Paddocks Riesling is an estate grown, single block selection made from fruit grown at Two Paddocks’ Red Bank Vineyard situated in the Earnscleugh district of Alexandra, Central Otago. As in the vineyard, this wine was hand crafted using traditional methods and bottled early to ensure all the integrity and vitality of the wine was preserved. The soils in this block are well draining schist loam and the vines tend to thrive. Additionally, the typically extreme summer diurnal temperatures experienced in Alexandra are responsible for both metabolizing (softening) acidity during the day and then bright freshness is retained from the significantly cooler nights. Bright, light lemon/green, it is an invitingly scented, medium to full-bodied wine, with strong, peachy, citrusy flavors, ripe and lively, a sliver of sweetness, good acid spine and plenty of personality.