Takahiro K Tussock Terrace Riesling 2023


Proving that delicious Riesling is very much in North Canterbury's wheelhouse, this is beautiful lifted, floral and exotic. To taste it's all crunchy apple, honeydew melon and citrus zest, with a silky texture and gentle savoury note. It's off dry and joyful. Fruit is hand harvested from a gravelly Waipara Valley vineyard. Once pressed it's fermented slowly at low temperatures.

Taka K is the new label from North Canterbury-based winemaker Takahiro Koyama. Appropriate to this fresh start, the image on the label of a dragon eating its own tail is an ancient symbol of rebirth. Takahiro came to New Zealand from Japan to study Viticulture at Lincoln. Working under CP Lin at Mountford Estate, he became assistant winemaker there, and not long after that he started producing his own unique wines.