This Riesling was made from grapes sourced from a local vineyard in Waipara. The fruit was carefully handled to produce a wine with distinct and unique characters resulting in a wine that is deliciously crisp and refreshing with flavours reminiscent of ripe citrus and stonefruit. Made in a medium to off-dry style (~20g/L residual sweetness), this wine is ideal as an aperitif and also wonderful when matched with many foods including fresh seafood and many chicken dishes incorporating ginger and lemon. Serve chilled.
The beautiful Waipara Valley in North Canterbury is home to Ataahua Wines. Nestled between traditional pastoral and cropping farms, adjoining vineyards and the Waipara Domain lies Ataahua‰۪s vineyards.
The Maori translation of Ataahua is beautiful, picturesque, a place of beauty so appropriate to the valley, the vineyard and the wines alike. A major part of Ataahua's philosophy for growing grapes then carefully making that fruit into wine is to translate and express the beauty of the vineyard and area into wines that people can relate to and absolutely enjoy.