Little Beauty Marlborough Dry Riesling 2019 $25 (UK + Europe only) Made by ex-Cloudy Bay winemaker Eveline Fraser, this is a wine that perfectly encapsulates everything I love about dry riesling. It’s crafted pretty much entirely for the UK and Europe, however, I’ve been incredibly fortunate to get my hand on a bottle to taste. … Read More
Riptide Waitaki Dry Riesling 2018 $30 If you’re looking for a ‘wham bam thank you maam, fruit-fest of a riesling, then you’ve come to the wrong place here. Winemaker Renan Theilloux has gone against the grain, creating a style that has beautiful boniness, minerality and succulence while keeping its structure from being whole-cluster fermented in … Read More
Neudorf Moutere Riesling Dry 2017 ($29) Crafted from a concoction of three different clones harvested in cooler conditions than usual in the Moutere. It has fullness and funk from its 100% wild ferment, alongside soft lime and bruised apple aromatics, a hint of biscuity, nutty niceness and long, elegant acidity on the finish. It’s fantastic.
If you were to meet winemaker Sarah-Kate Dineen whilst sipping this wine, you’d be struck by a sudden urge to shout, “Wow! If this wine were a person, it’d totally be her!” Crisp, vivacious, toothsome and tangy, it bounces around with incredible intensity, presence and depth. The hand-picked, foot-stomped fruit for this citrus-soaked riesling, comes … Read More
Amisfield Central Otago Dry Riesling 2014 $25 ★★★★½ Winemaker Dr Stephanie Lambert and her team have absolutely cracked it with this ultra-clean, dry riesling that bursts with crunchy granny smith apple, juicy lime and flinty, wet stone minerality. It’s intensely vibrant, mouthwatering even, and I love the gum-tingling texture on the finish. www.amisfield.co.nz