Giesen Estate New Zealand Riesling 2022 $12-$15

Paired with: Masala Fish Curry in the NZ Herald CANVAS magazine 11.3.2023

This chirpy little supermarket staple has won so many awards over recent decades that the Giesen brothers have had to add support struts to the trophy cabinet to cope with the weight of all the heavy metal. Crafted from fruit grown around the country, this style might weigh in at a demure 11% alc, yet it roars with citrus saturation, lime, green apple, clover honey and a tweak of tangerine to finish. It’s that splishy splash of sweetness which makes it pair perfectly with this incredibly aromatic, tongue-tingler of a curry.

Widely available in supermarkets.