About Me

Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tupari 'Awatere Valley' Dry Riesling 2010

Grape Variety: 100% Riesling

Growing Region: Awatere Valley, New Zealand

Winemaker: Glenn Thomas

Gold - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2010.

Tupari takes its name from the dramatic cliffs forming the Upper Awatere Valley where the Turnbull family and pioneering Marlborough winemaker Glenn Thomas have collaborated to create wines of distinction. The Tupari Riesling block is situated on a thin terrace stretching along the top of the cliff face with magnificent valley views.
This unique 'terroir' gives this wine its distinguishing mineral character and rich flavours. Following harvest in the cool of the night, the fruit was then gently pressed juice and carefully fermented to a point with only a few grams of sugar remaining.
In the glass you has a pale straw colour with green tints. Then wine has bright citrus aromas of sweet limes and a touch of spice and elderflower. The palate shows distinct varietal characters of ripe limes and grapefruit. The wine displays mineral notes, and good fruit weight following through with complementary well-balanced acidity and a fresh, lively finish. Serve at 8C.

Drinking perfectly well this coming summer; and over the next 2-3 years.

Perfect wine match with shellfish, tempura or grilled fish, sushi and fresh salads, enjoy.


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