Riverby Estate 2014 Rosé, and 2013 Reds and Sweet Wines

07-Apr-2015
The Matthews family established their Riverby Estate vineyard in 1989 and now have some of Marlborough’s oldest vines. Supplying fruit to high profile wineries for a decade, they launched their own label, ‘Riverby Estate’ with a Sauvignon Blanc wine from the 1999 vintage. This was followed by a dry Riesling in 2000 and Pinot Noir in 2001. From then on, it has been a steady building of the range, with Chardonnay released from the 2004 vintage, and Pinot Gris, ‘Sali’s Block’ Riesling and Noble Riesling in 2008. 2011 saw the introduction of Syrah, the Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon blend and Noble Sauvignon/Semillon. In 2012, the ‘Eliza’ Riesling was launched and in 2013 a Gruner Veltliner as well as the second ‘Cicada’ tier. From 2014, Riverby Estate has released its first rosé wine. It is noteworthy that the wines are made from mature vines. Kevin Courtney, married to Christine Matthews, looks after the logistics, sales and marketing, and has a strong input into the development of the wine range. He is astonished at how the range of wines has now grown to 15 different styles and bottlings. I’ve recently reviewed a selection of the latest white wines (click here to see). Here, I review the 2014 rosé, 2013 reds and 2013 sweet wines. www.riverbyestate.com

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Riverby Estate Marlborough Rosé 2014
  • Riverby Estate Marlborough Syrah 2013
  • Riverby Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013
  • Riverby Estate ‘Reserve’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013
  • Riverby Estate Marlborough Noble Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2013
  • Riverby Estate Marlborough Noble Riesling 2013

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