Two Paddocks Red Bank Vineyard Riesling 2019
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 handcrafted using traditional methods and bottled early to ensure all the integrity and vitality of the wine were 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 – all this really means is that we feel a drier and more textural wine style is both possible and appropriate.