Vynfields ‘Bliss’ Sparkling Riesling 2013

The creation of the ‘Bliss’ sparkling Riesling wine by Vynfields in Martinborough was borne primarily from an excess of Riesling fruit. John Bell and Kaye McAulay have always been Riesling fanatics, but like most lovers of the variety, they quickly found out that the general market didn’t quite drink as much of it as they did! The innovative style of a medium to medium dry sparkling Riesling has been the unexpected success for Vynfields and it now proves to be one of the most popular wines in the portfolio, such that ironically a proportion of the Riesling fruit in the vineyard must be dedicated to its production. I suspect that Vynfields owners Harry and Zinder Guo will find it very successful in the Chinese market with the emerging wine drinkers, and they may need to grow its production. Who’d have thought? Here, I review the new 2013 vintage, the third release of ‘Bliss’, with a slightly lower alcoholic content of 11.5% and in a drier style, which may be a nod to current market trends for such wines. www.vynfields.com


  • Vynfields ‘Bliss’ Martinborough Sparkling Riesling 2013

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