Coney ‘Ragtime’ Riesling 2016

Martinborough | $25

Ragtime contains 15g/l residual sugar.  The demographic that responds to this mouthfilling, accessible wine is the Great Majority, those occupying the middle ground and all adventurous beer drinkers trying to transition to a superior beverage.  This is just code for easy drinking.  But Ragtime is more than this undemanding metaphor.  Being a riesling, it’s primary job is to be refreshing.  Unless our winemaker has dropped the ball our rieslings are always zippy and zesty regardless of the level of residual sugar.  Try lemons, limes and sometimes granny smith apples.  Lovely floral nose.  Ragtime goes further by incorporating 10% of the botrytised fruit which appears on the vine late, during autumn.  This imparts the pleasant, unctuous mouthfeel and a honeyed character to the trembling taste buds. Equally at home for sybaritic sipping, or with spicy dishes.  Cellar Ragtime with confidence for 4-5 years. Coney Wines – Tasting Notes

Coney Wines

Martinborough

“When people ask us, as they frequently do, why two city dwellers should suddenly buy a 16 acre bare paddock in Dry River Road, Martinborough, dismiss the sheep and plant 10,000 vines by spade, the answer is palpable – we’d simply lost our marbles.

What had been envisaged as a gentle descent into middle age retirement has turned into a thriving 24/7 bustle of vinetending, winemaking, marketing and restaurateuring – each operation undertaken in the hallowed, self-flagellating Martinborough tradition – by manual labour. Be it leaf-plucking or bunch thinning by hand in the vineyard to ensure umblemished, perfectly ripe fruit, or the sheer tastiness of Margaret’s cuisine which derives from the traditional “homemade” quality of every ingredient served to appreciative diners – the Coney aim is to pay keen attention to detail.”

Coney ‘Ragtime’ Riesling 2016

Martinborough | $25

$25 inc. GST

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