2019 RIKARD Riesling


Colour: Pale with green highlights


Nose: A floral & citrus duopoly. Lime juice & jasmine with a hint of lanolin & shortbread


Palate: Taught & crisp. There’s kaffir lime & honeydew. Textured & slightly creamy on the finish. It has lovely length & freshness.


A different approach to a conventional Riesling. We’ve chosen to balance the natural racy acidity of the variety not with sweetness, but with texture and mouthfeel.


75 in stock


2019 was a fabulous year for Riesling. Typically a variety with thin skins and prone to disease, the dry conditions of V19 led to immaculate fruit.


Bunch & berry size were small this year which gave great concentration of flavour. We pulled back on the skin contact component of the wine this year because of it. The higher skin/juice ratio brought the potential to overdo the extraction and make the Riesling too phenolic. Natural acidity was high and to temper this without leaving residual sugar, we’ve increased the barrel component to 60%. The barrels are old & not adding flavour as such but lees stirring them builds mid-palate texture. Freshness & delicacy as always is key in Riesling.


Still a Riesling but with more dimensions.



“Intensely fragrant – lime and guava, mandarin and citrus blossoms on steroids. The mandarin theme carries straight into the palate, barrel work concentrating the citrus. This style needs time – Germanic and pristine. Just a beautiful expression of Orange Riesling”


95 Points. Nick Butler – The Real Review