Babich Cowslip Valley Riesling 2019
Finely focused and varietal, with orange blossom, and also hints of mineral/slate. A typically juicy Marlborough Riesling with a dry finish.
Babich's Cowslip Valley Riesling displays good body and complex flavours typical for Rieslings grown on superior cool sites, such as The Cowslip Valley vineyard, with free draining gravel in the Waihopai Valley of Marlborough. Fermentation was halted before completion to retain a level of natural sweetness that perfectly balances the acidity.
Babich Wines is the oldest family-owned wine company in the whole of New Zealand, a history dating back to 1919 Josip Babich (who emigrated from Dalmatia; part of modern day Croatia) made his very first wine at the tender age of 20. Since then, the estate has expanded greatly, but remains under Babich ownership, with Andre Babich at the helm, son of Joe Babich who was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to the wine industry.
SILVER MEDAL - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2017SILVER MEDAL - Romeo Bragato Wine Awards 20174 STARS - Winestate Magazine, Apr 20184 STARS - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, Apr 2017
Aromas of orange and lime blossom layered with mineral notes. The palate is finely focused and varietal, again with orange blossom, and also hints of mineral/slate. A typically juicy Marlborough Riesling with a dry finish.