Lawson's Dry Hills - Marlborough Wine and Food Festival
From a humble, yet pioneering start over 25 years ago to the range of world-class wines we make today, our small team is always exploring what we can do differently, do better. Never complacent, we go the extra mile, constantly looking at how we can make our award-winning wines even better. To commemorate our 25th year in 2017, we created a very special wine called Ranu. On the 11th of April we headed into the vineyards and picked a single bin each of Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer from three different blocks. The three varieties were then whole-bunch pressed together and then fermented in old French oak using only wild yeast. This took several months during which there was no winemaking intervention. Maori for ‘mixture’, the resulting wine has aromas of beeswax, lemon, lime, red apple and delicate florals while the complex and textural palate embraces lemon sherbet, nashi pear and a crisp acidity Ranu shows the best of all three varieties, which when combined produce a really fascinating wine. We love the Marlborough Festival as it gives us the chance to get together and have some fun while offering a taste or glass of our wines. We’re a fairly quiet bunch but quietly proud of our wines and enjoy this opportunity to show them off! You can taste the Ranu too. Lawson’s Dry Hills can be found in a dozen or so export markets around the world, but there’s nothing better than sharing them in our own, beautiful backyard.

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