Greenhough Apple Valley Riesling 2022

January 20, 2023By Yvonne

Greenhough Apple Valley Nelson Riesling 2022 $25 Every year I marvel at the amount of intense granny smith and jazz-apple crispness and concentrated, spritzy, lime-laden sweetness that Andrew Greenhough and his team manage to cram into this organic wine. Sourced from a tiny, north-facing vineyard on Apple Valley Road (the cutest road name ever) overlooking … Read More

Carrick Josephine Bannockburn Riesling 2021

December 29, 2022By Yvonne

Carrick Josephine Bannockburn Riesling 2021 $34 The name Josephine refers to the decorative variation of the ‘Carrick Bend’ nautical knot which appears on the front of the label. The knot is a metaphor for how the winery brings together viticulture, winemaking and their place. It also includes local landmarks like the Carrick mountain range, the Carrick … Read More

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Riesling 2020

December 2, 2022By Yvonne

Organic Bannockburn Riesling 2020 $27 Strap yourself in for an avalanche of apple and lime in every sniff and sip of this new release by winemaker Rosie Menzies. Beautifully balanced and unashamedly citrus-centric, it shows attractive texture and tension in the mouth, meaning it’s an energy injection for even the most jaded of tastebuds. Chill … Read More

Bald Hills Last Light Central Otago Riesling 2021

September 12, 2022By Yvonne

Bald Hills Last Light Central Otago Riesling 2021 $30 At a positively demure 11.5% alcohol this riesling romps in with magic mandarin and apple aromatics, a palate draped in honeysuckle and a finish that’s laced with fresh lime layers. A lick of grapefruit and a teensy tweak of creamy nougat features in the background, making … Read More

Valli Waitaki Vineyard North Otago Riesling 2021

August 26, 2022By Yvonne

Valli Waitaki Vineyard North Otago Riesling 2021 $35 Clean as a whistle and showing whipcrack precision, this Waitaki riesling is laced with lime zest, crunchy green apple and a hint of frisky mandarin on the nose and palate. flinty minerality and crushed shell notes cloak its focused acid spine and core of citrus. Finely tuned … Read More

Tiki Waipara Riesling 2018

August 20, 2022By Yvonne

Tiki Waipara Riesling 2018 $23 Royce McKean ditched the corporate grind for a new life in wine after almost meeting his maker. Caught in an avalanche while skiing, he decided during recovery that he wanted to be more connected to the land — and this is the result. Sweet and beeswaxy, heaving with apple, honeysuckle … Read More

Abbey Estate Medium-Dry Bridge Pa Hawke’s Bay Riesling 2020

August 20, 2022By Yvonne

Abbey Estate Medium-Dry Bridge Pa Hawke’s Bay Riesling 2020 $20 This riesling is an excellent example of balance between acidity, natural sweetness, purity of fruit, and alcohol. Erupting with lime, mandarin, and awesome appletastic flavours, this Bridge Pa-grown beauty has tongue-adhesive textures that elongate the length of flavour, um, elongatingly. I also love how the … Read More

Riverby Estate Noble Marlborough Riesling 2018

August 19, 2022By Yvonne

Riverby Estate Noble Marlborough Riesling 2018 $35 From a season which couldn’t be more perfect for sticky, noble rot to set in amongst the bunches of riesling, this wine has won so many gold medals, that owner Kevin Courtney had to hammer some extra brackets into the trophy cabinet! Glossy-bronze and erupting with caramelised citrus, … Read More

Bald Hills Last Light Central Otago Riesling 2020

August 15, 2022By Yvonne

Bald Hills Last Light Central Otago Riesling 2020 $30 Paired with Annabel Langbein’s Kedgeree in NZ Herald Canvas Aug 20 2022. If Pete Bartle ever makes a riesling that isn’t exceptionally balanced and beautiful, then stick a fork in me, ‘cos I’m done. Sourced from Bald Hills’ Bannockburn site, the single hectare of vines that … Read More

27 Seconds Waipara Riesling 2020

May 26, 2022By Yvonne

27 Seconds Waipara Riesling 2020 $19 Awesome aromas of citrus jubes, mandarin, honeysuckle and lime-o-rama from woah to go. Incredibly crisp and stacked with crunchy-fresh character, it’s also showing lovely length of flavour and perfectly prickly textures. Nice to see a wine contributing to such a worthwhile cause too (100% of the profits from each … Read More