One grape, 12 winemakers


One of the most interesting tables at last Tuesday's generic tasting of New Zealand wines at Lord's cricket ground in London was devoted to the Riesling Challenge, a dozen different wines made from the same lot of 2010 Riesling grapes. The innovative Riesling Challenge competition is billed as 'a world-first in terms of providing a means of establishing the extent to which the winemaker's individual skills and style can sculpt a given – and matching – batch of grapes into a world-class wine'.

A total of 50.97 tonnes of Riesling grapes were harvested on 23 and 24 April from Mud...