2015 Mount Riley 'Captain's Mistress' Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc
Our Limited Release range is made in small amounts and sold through fine wine stores, restaurants and our cellar door.
Mount Riley's first ever late harvest Sauvignon Blanc, made from grapes sourced from the Wairau Valley and picked on the 19th of May.
A record dry growing season coupled with warm mid-summer temperatures enabled perfect flavor development. Late season heavy dew’s created enough moisture for the development of ‘noble rot’. That coupled with clear, warm days allowed the fruit to raisin perfectly.
The fruit was hand harvested, de-stemmed, crushed and fermented at cool temperatures for several weeks. We hand bottled and production was very limited at only a few dozen cases.