Ribbonwood, located in Renwick, Marlborough, is a sister wine to the legendary Framingham. This boutique winery, with microscopic attention to detail, makes handcrafted wines. Micro-vinification is the norm here, with dozens of small lots being fermented in tiny individual tanks. This allows plenty of room to handle a multitude of picking times, yeast strains and temperatures.The resultant wines derive their complexity from the enormous variety of blending components available to the winemaking team. Ribbonwood specialises in fruit from mature to old vines in Wairau, one of Marlborough’s most prestigious viticultural areas.The wines are exceptional expressions of terroir, profoundly aromatic and racy with an unusual minerality to them. The Ribbonwood itself is a native tree, tall and strong in character, with wonderfully fragrant spring blossom – symbolism that sums up these extraordinary wines perfectly: an expression of their ongoing commitment to the environment. Ribbonwood packaging is designed to embrace lightweight bottles and recycled cartons. Over the last ten years, Ribbonwood has planted in excess of 1,000 native shrubs and trees to enhance both the winery wastewater treatment processes as well as the biodiversity of the vineyard. Since 2009, Ribbonwood has been accredited as 100% environmentally sustainable in both their vineyard and the winery.
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