2019 Ekleipsis ‘Meraki’ Riesling
Ekleipsis is definitely one of the most exciting start-ups we’ve seen come out of New Zealand for a long time. Seriously, why is the natural wine scene in Australia one of the world’s most vibrant while its virtually non-existent across the Tasman.
Ekleipsis is the label started by Jess Mavromatis using organic fruit from North Canterbury and nearby Waipara. The Meraki is a skinsy, saline Riesling that balances fruit and acidity really well. It’s also very pure, very clean and precise. It will be exciting to see where this fledgling project leads.