Ashmore Vineyard Riesling 2020



Featuring deep alluvial soils and a cooler climate, the Ashmore Vineyard provides an ideal place for riesling the thrive in the Wairau Valley. Settlement crafts a layered wine from this site that perfectly demonstrates the kaleidoscopic flavors of well grown and produced riesling.


The north facing Ashmore Vineyard provides ideal cool climate growing conditions for riesling. The free draining, deep alluvial silt loam sits on a foundation of clay, meaning that very little irrigation is required even in dry years. The vineyard was planted in 1997 and has been certified organic since 2012.


Grapes are hand-picked and pressed slowly into tanks. After settling for three days, the must is racked and cool fermented. The wine is aged one year in tank before bottling.


The 2020 vintage was one of the best the Marlborough region has seen with a warm growing season and minimal rainfall.

Tasting Note

Steely and clean on the nose, the expressive palate showcases tropical fruit flavors of mango, guava and pineapple alongside melon, apple and chervil. A crumbly mineral texture and bright acidity bounce off a kiss of sweetness to balance out the wine.



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