Giesen Reiler Goldlay Mosel Riesling 2018

September 26, 2021By Yvonne

Giesen Reiler Goldlay Mosel Riesling 2018 $22 After emigrating from Germany back in the 1980s and building a hugely successful wine business here in New Zealand, the three Giesen brothers doubled back and purchased a small, terraced vineyard in the village of Reil on the banks of Germany’s Mosel River, a place famous for turning … Read More

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Riesling 2019

September 25, 2021By Yvonne

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Riesling 2019 $28 Made by the supremely talented Rosie Menzies, this certified organic riesling hits all those good spots of green apple, mandarin, honeysuckle and lashings of lime. Very nicely balanced and showing great texture and tension in the mouth, it’s a perky pick-me-up for the palate that fits pretty much every … Read More

Carrick Josephine Organic Bannockburn Riesling 2020

September 25, 2021By Yvonne

Carrick Josephine Organic Bannockburn Riesling 2020 $34 Prepare for a lift of luscious lime, green apple and mandarin to wash across the palate and leave a comet tail of honeysuckle and homemade lemonade as it slides on down. At a positively demure 9% alc, it’s also the perfect lunchtime wine because it won’t send you … Read More

Astrolabe The Farm Marlborough Dry Riesling 2019

September 25, 2021By Yvonne

Astrolabe The Farm Marlborough Dry Riesling 2019 $26 With classic green apple, yellow plum and lime zest characters washing across the nose and palate, it’s an attractive style that has chalky intensity and impressive length of flavour. Grown in their Grovetown vineyard, it’s a riesling with buckets of texture, so make sure you chill it … Read More

Mischief with Wine Waipara Riesling 2021

September 15, 2021By Yvonne

Mischief with Wine Waipara Riesling 2021 $22 Beware! Sniffing this wine will send you back to that old 1980s tv ad for Fruju iceblocks where the beautiful, tanned people in bikinis all leap off a yacht and splash into the sea screaming “Ooh Aahh!” It’s awash with grapefruit, apple and punchy, citrus-centric freshness. And while … Read More

Framingham F Series Old Vine Marlborough Riesling 2020

September 10, 2021By Yvonne

Framingham F Series Old Vine Marlborough Riesling 2020 $49 White gold in the glass and absolutely heaving with honeysuckle, lime curd and laced with peaches and cream, this citrus-stacked new release from the riesling Royal Family at Framingham, is both cleansing and comforting. But how old exactly are the old vines? Planted back in 1981, … Read More

Rapaura Springs Gravel Lane Botrytised Marlborough Riesling 2018

August 25, 2021By Yvonne

Rapaura Springs Gravel Lane Botrytised Marlborough Riesling 2018 ($35) Paired with: Lemon cheesecake tart with lemon curd in dish Magazine Issue 99 You know this recipe is calling you right? It’s your destiny. So embrace the candied mandarin, toffee apple and crystalised ginger goodness of the Rapaura Springs Gravel Lane Botrytised Marlborough Riesling 2018 ($35) … Read More

Valli Waitaki Riesling 2020

August 24, 2021By Yvonne

Valli Waitaki Riesling 2020 ($30) I am all up in the lime-laden, crunchy-fresh, appletastic awesomeness that is the Valli Wine Waitaki Riesling 2020 ($30). Made by Grant Taylor from grapes grown in on the North Otago/South Canterbury border in Richie McCaw country- it’s got marathon length of flavour and personality in spades. It’s a tonsil-ticklingly, … Read More

Rock Ferry Late Harvest Marlborough Riesling 2018

August 24, 2021By Yvonne

Rock Ferry Late Harvest Marlborough Riesling 2018 ($33) Paired with Torta Santiago in dish Magazine Issue 99 Wash down this awesome almond and citrus cake with certified organic sweet sippage from the Rock Ferry Late Harvest Marlborough Riesling 2018 ($33). Its candied lemon, honeysuckle and toasted toffee tones are balanced by zesty acidity and gum … Read More

Black Estate Wild Life North Canterbury Riesling B 2019

August 19, 2021By Yvonne

Black Estate Wild Life North Canterbury Riesling B 2019 $38 Fans of a funky, feral, orange-style riesling should definitely explore this. Personally, I prefer to see some semblance of classic lime and apple in my rieslings and this organic, biodynamically crafted style really reaches across the other end of the spectrum. Fermented on its skins … Read More