PEGASUS BAY BEL CANTO NORTH CANTERBURY DRY RIESLING 2020 $40 

October 13, 2021By Yvonne

PEGASUS BAY BEL CANTO NORTH CANTERBURY DRY RIESLING 2020 $40 Grown on the Glasnevin gravels in the lee of the Teviotdale Range, Pegasus Bay’s riesling vines are 30+ yrs old now and each year they strap in to help the Donaldson family create one of New Zealand’s most age-worthy wines. Named after matriarch Christine Donaldson … Read More

te Pā Marlborough Riesling 2020

October 11, 2021By Yvonne

te Pā Marlborough Riesling 2020 $19 Sourced from the Wiffen family’s silty soiled Omaka North vineyard, this riesling was picked and pressed in the wee small hours of April 2nd 2020, cold-settled and fermented cool in a stainless steel tank. The ferment was stopped by hard-cooling right when the wine hit that perfect balance between … Read More

Ataahua Waipara Riesling 2020

October 9, 2021By Yvonne

Ataahua Waipara Riesling 2020 $25 Man oh man have we seen some romper-ripping riesling recently. If you’re under 40 you may need an older gal to explain what rompers were. Or Google them. Just bear in mind you won’t be able to unsee it. Good thing this honeysuckle and citrus-centric stunner from Canterbury is perfect … Read More

Lone Goat Winemaker Series Canterbury Riesling 2015

October 8, 2021By Yvonne

Lone Goat Winemaker Series Canterbury Riesling 2015 $22 If you’ll excuse me channelling Nigel Tufnel from Spinal Tap for a second, I’m turning the volume up to eleven and awarding this wine 6stars out of 5. It’s. That. Good. Riesling is considered the most cellarworthy white wine in the world – at 6 years on, … Read More

Orlando Steingarten Eden Valley Riesling 2019

October 3, 2021By Yvonne

Orlando Steingarten Eden Valley Riesling 2019 $45 Steingarten was the first Riesling of its kind in Australia, setting the benchmark for cool-climate Riesling for the past 50 years. From the creation of the rocky vineyard that imitated the mountainous winemaking regions of Germany, to the innovative wine style, Steingarten is one of Australia’s most awarded … Read More

Pikes The Merle Clare Valley Riesling 2018

September 29, 2021By Yvonne

Pikes The Merle Clare Valley Riesling 2018 $39.99 Wow – this iconic South Australian riesling is whipcrack dry, snappy, crunchy and loaded with lime on the nose and palate. Laced with green apple and masses of crushed shell minerality, it’s a style that Pikes have perfected to the point that this is now one of … Read More

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