Here’s why this limited-edition New Zealand Dry Riesling is the sip of the season

Picture this — you’ve just clocked off for Christmas and there is a light breeze in the air as the sun starts to set. Your party decides to dine outdoors, with a refreshing drop of wine that shines. Encapsulating the essence of summer, the Dry Riesling 2021 from Butterworth Estate pairs exceptionally well with long evenings such as these.

Notes of rockmelon, lime blossom and lemon zest leap forward from the glass. With an extraordinary length to the finish, it lingers for a memorable mouthful. Especially special, the Dry Riesling is crafted from hand-pruned and hand-harvested produce from Butterworth Estate’s home block vineyard on Te Muna Road in Martinborough. With a very limited number of bottles available (1500 to be exact) securing a bottle (or a few) ensures summer reveries like these can become a crisp reality.

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