Cantina Marabino

Mount Riley

Marlborough, New Zealand
The winery is named after the predominant peak in the Richmond Ranges, the craggy mountain range that overlooks the Wairau Valley. Mount Riley evokes an immediate image of Marlborough, and the wines are classic expressions of the best of the region and Mount Riley’s mission is to produce premium quality Marlborough wines.

Wine Region of the Year – 2002 Wine Enthusiast Wine Awards

Savee Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (RV)

Fresh and vibrant with aromas of white fruit, elderflower, gooseberry and melon. A fresh and lively sparkling wine with great fruit weight, crisp acidity and a lingering finish. Great as an aperitif or with seafood. A fantastic celebration wine.
4 ½ Stars: Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

Pinot Gris 2011 (RV)

Pale straw colour. The bouquet boasts complex characters of Nashi Pear, rose petal, spices and fresh almonds. Off-dry with ripe fruit flavours and rich texture. A complex and elegant wine. Great with white meat, veal, Asian food and cheeses and dried fruits for dessert.
SILVER: Int’l Aromatic Wine Competition 2011
GOLD: Liquorland Top 100 2010 (2009 vintage)
GOLD: New World Wine Awards 2010 (2009 vintage)
5 Stars: Winestate Magazine (2009 vintage)

Sauvignon Blanc 2012 (RV)

Light straw colour with green hues. Fresh aromas of passionfruit, gooseberry, currant, pink grapefruit, crushed herb, lemongrass and red capsicum. Pure and flavoursome, dry yet subtly succulent. A perfect balance of bright acidity and sublminal sweetness, with a lingering finish. Great as an aperitif or match with seafood, light meats, pasta, salads or Asian cuisine.
BLUE GOLD MEDAL & Top 100: Sydney Int’l Wine Show 2012
GOLD: Royal Hobart Wine Show ’09 (2009 vintage)
SILVER: Marlborough Wine Show 2011
GOLD: National Wine Show of Australia ’08 (2008 vintage)
90 points: Wine Spectator (2006 vintage)
SILVER : New Zealand Int’l Wine Show 2010 (2010 vintage)
5 Stars: Wine Orbit, Sam Kim (2009 vintage)
89 points: Robert Parker (2009 vintage)

Seventeen Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2007 (RV)

Brilliant pale straw colour. Fresh citrus fruit and floral aromas are supported by hints of freshly cut grass and nutty coconut. Fresh green apple flavours are interwoven with toasty, nutty oak. A well rounded palate, balanced by refreshing acidity. A great food wine, compliment with seafood, white meats, salads and Asian cuisine.
90 points: Robert Parker (2009 vintage)
89 points: Wine Spectator
SILVER: Royal Easter Wine Show ‘09
5 Stars: Winestate Magazine

Pinot Noir 2011 (RV)

Mid-red with garnet and ruby hues. Dark cherry and red berry fruit aromas are supported by hints of spice and earthiness. An approachable, elegant wine with soft tannins, delicious ripe red fruit flavours and concentration. Great with chicken, salmon, game, red meat and pasta.
SILVER: Int’l Wine & Spirit Competition 2011 (2010 vintage)
SILVER: New Zealand Int’l Wine Show 2011 (2010 vintage)
Judges’ Choice: Wine Access 2011 (2010 vintage)
4 ½ Stars + Top in Category: Winestate (2009 vintage)
Best Pinot Noir in "The Indispensable Wine Guide ‘07" by Joelle Thomson (2006 vintage)

Seventeen Valley Pinot Noir 2010 (RV)

Deep crimson with garnet and ruby hues. Aromas of dark cherries, red fruit and florals. Secondary characters of dried herbs, earthiness and toasted spices add complexity. Concentrated and complex flavours. Richly textured with sweet fruits enveloping a structure of fine tannins and balanced acidity. Match with game, red meat and rich, robust vegetable based dishes.
91 points: Robert Parker (2009 vintage)
SILVER: Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2011 (2009 vintage)
SILVER, Best in Class: Int’l Wine & Spirit Competition 2011