Forrest Marlborough Riesling 2020

May 18, 2022By Yvonne

Forrest Marlborough Riesling 2020 $25 If you like your riesling to assail your olfactories with apple, lime zest and a lick of magical minerality, you’ve done a perfect parallel park my friend. Punchy acidity, pure pipfruit and crunchy citrus and the unmistakable rain-on-hot-asphalt punch of petrichor, make this an ultra-refreshing sip. It has excellent length … Read More

Maori Point Central Otago Riesling 2020

May 13, 2022By Yvonne

Maori Point Central Otago Riesling 2020 $30 Showing crisp apple, lime blossom, lemon zest and impressive minerality alongside a squeak of natural sweetness, this riesling is a crisp, crunchy-fresh style that will freshen up even the most jaded of tastebuds. At 11.9% alcohol and 17g/l of residual sugar creates a mouthwatering palate structure and a … Read More

Crab Farm Hawke’s Bay Riesling 2021

March 10, 2022By Yvonne

Crab Farm Hawke’s Bay Riesling 2021 $21.99 Sometimes all you need is a whipcrack fresh little splash of lime, honeysuckle and green apple to make the day bright again. With a lick of lemonade and the scent of alpine flowers, it’s a great wine to serve super-chilled with a steaming bowl of Pad Thai. Crab … Read More

Zephyr Organic Marlborough Riesling 2021

March 8, 2022By Yvonne

Zephyr Organic Marlborough Riesling 2021 $28 Crafted from fruit grown in the Dillons Point sub-region of the lower Wairau Valley, this little whipcrack taste tornado is loaded with lime and lemongrassy goodness, mandarin and a zing of taut, tense acidity. So energetic, refreshing and plucky, it’ll perk up even the most sluggish of palates. Zephyr … Read More

Te Mania Nelson Riesling 2021

February 23, 2022By Yvonne

Te Mania Nelson Riesling 2021 $22 Wow – hows the grapefruity intensity of this wine?? It’s so chock full of citrus, there’s a lime and mandarin overload, stacks of acidity and gum tingling length of flavour. Good value for money. Te Mania

Butterworth Martinborough Dry Riesling 2021

January 30, 2022By Yvonne

Butterworth Martinborough Dry Riesling 2021 $35 With solid apple intensity and layers of lime in every corner, this is a riesling that heaves with honeysuckle yet roars with beautifully balanced, dry, mineral intensity. Clean, lengthy and perks up the palate brilliantly. Butterworth Estate

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