Established in 2004, Two Rivers of Marlborough takes its name from the iconic rivers that feed the winegrowing heart of Marlborough’s renowned Wairau and Awatere Valleys. It was in the Awatere valley, overlooking the braided river, that Two Rivers founder and winemaker David Clouston spent his childhood. He now lives in the Wairau valley, where he has made his home and his mark on the wine industry. Two Rivers of Marlborough’s mission is to select the finest parcels of fruit from the banks of both the Wairau and Awatere rivers and to craft wines that express the different microclimates peculiar to these two rivers. The aim is to capture and emphasise the intense power of flavour for which Marlborough is famous while adding complexity and elegance to our wines through traditional wine making techniques. It is this complexity and elegance with a light European flair that has seen Two Rivers of Marlborough produce award winning wines of great standing and concentration.
Two Rivers ‘Juliet’ Riesling, Marlborough, 11% ABV, £15.00
Sourced from 18year old vines from a single vineyard site in the Upper Wairau Valley. Hand-picked over two different passes to deliver a broader flavour spectrum, the grapes were then lightly whole bunch pressed and fermented at cool temperatures (7 degrees) to retain crisp fruit intensity. Fermentation was stopped when the sugar and acidity were perfectly balanced. The acidity, texture and minerality of this wine interplay harmoniously.
Aromas of honeydew melon and apricot kernel are mixed with an underlying touch of mandarin peel and lanolin. The palate is full of character, releasing juicy mandarin fruit, with bright citrus and spicy undertones