Wanaka, Central Otago, New Zealand
Importer:  Matthew Quirk, Quality Estate Distributors, matt@qedwines.com.au

Proprietor: Mills Family & Team
Year of Establishment: 1982
Size of Estate: 15 hectares
Av. bottles/annum: 50,000

Website: www.rippon.co.nz

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Rippon is a singular piece of land on the shores of Lake Wanaka, Central Otago. The Mills family has been farming Rippon for over 100 years and growing wine since 1982. Rippon’s wine is the tactile expression of a long-standing rapport cultured between a land, its vines and its people.

 


 

VINES

Rippon

Size
15 hectares
% of your production
100%
Vineyard is owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Schist
Varieties planted
Pinot Noir, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Gamay, Sauvignon Blanc, Osteiner
Training system
Double Guyot
Fertilizer
Biodynamic preparations, manure, green manure, mulch, humus and plenty of enthusiasm.
Pest control
Conventional with Sulphur. Other treatments with compost
Weed control
Mechanical
When was it converted to natural farming
Since inception

 

 
 

Wines

Rippon "Rippon" Mature Vine Pinot Noir

2012
Variety
Pinot Noir
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Rippon 100%
Days of skin contact
15-28 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
228L, 1 to 10 years old wine barrels for 17 months. 1 year in bottle before release.
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
66ppm

 

Rippon "Tinker's Bequest" Mature Vine Pinot Noir

2013
Variety
Pinot Noir
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Rippon 100%
Days of skin contact
25 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No.
Elevage
228L, 2 to 6 years old wine barrels for 11 months
18 months+ in bottle before release.
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
Zero added

Rippon "Rippon" Mature Vine Riesling

2013
Variety
Riesling
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Rippon 100%
Days of skin contact
Up 48 hours pre-ferment
Filtered
Yes, pad
Fined
No
Elevage
Stainless steel for up to 3 months - unsulphured on primary lees. 1 year in bottle before release.
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
Zero added

Rippon Gewürztraminer

2012
Variety
Gewurztraminer
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Rippon 100%
Days of skin contact
Up to 48 hours pre-ferment
Filtered
Yes. Pad
Fined
No
Elevage
Stainless steel for up to 3 months - unsulphured on primary lees. 1 year in bottle before release
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
Zero added