New Zealand's Best-Selling Riesling
Unless you've been living under a rock, there's a good chance you've heard about our Riesling before!
Fondly referred to as the Giesen Riesling or "Giesling", this is NZ's #1 Selling Riesling and one of the best-selling wines in our New Zealand range. And for good reason! This easy-drinking style makes for a delicious drop at just about any occasion.
$89.94 per case
$14.99 per bottle
"Notes of succulent citrus blossom, lime, and sweet mandarin. Delightfully crisp, with a refreshing off-dry finish."
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Master of Wine
The Real Review
Awarded 93 Points
"Ripe, tangy riesling with lime, citrus, floral, wildflowers and a suggestion of spice and root ginger. Deliciously fresh with attractive sweet-and-sour tension. Very approachable now but with the potential to develop well in bottle."
"2019 vintage; a good year for aromatic whites. This one has a low-ish 9.5% ABV, is medium dry, with high acidity, a medium body and a long, flavoursome finish with juicy succulent mouthfeel. Ripe peach, green apples, limes and lemon zest flavours fill every succulent mouthful."
Best Buy; Awarded 4 Stars
"Pretty, elegant and floral with light white blossom and lush red apple aromas. A sweet palate with plenty of acid backbone to hold everything in balance providing a delightful – almost irresistible – moreish quality to this wine. Quite insatiable."
Otago Daily Times
Rated Very Good - Excellent
"Attractive nose of bush honey, apple & citrus. Apple, ripe peach, pear and honey flood the front palate with an initial quite sweet impression before the acidity rushes in, bringing this into the medium/medium dry spectrum. Aeration shows more primary fruit cordial notes and a softer mouth feel. This can only get better as the year progresses."
Awarded 93 Points, 5 Stars
"A delectably styled riesling; the fragrant bouquet shows honeydew melon, pineapple, crunchy apple and citrus peel aromas, followed by a succulent palate offering attractive sweetness backed by refreshing acidity, making it tasty and lingering. Very friendly and easy to enjoy. Style: Medium. At its best: now to 2025."
Made With Care
We select the finest parcels of Riesling from two of New Zealand's most renowned Riesling-growing regions - Marlborough and Waipara.
Juice was fermented in separate vineyard batches, mostly at cool temperatures. We used a selection of different yeasts to amplify the regional characteristics of the Marlborough portion of the blend.
Our winemakers tasted each parcel daily and stopped the ferment when the acid/sugar/alcohol balance was reached and when the aromas of spice and exotic tropical notes were present. Stopping the ferment early retains natural sugar which creates the beautiful off-dry element of this wine. Following blending this Riesling is kept on light lees until bottling, ensuring flavour intensity.
Enjoy striking citrus notes and a delicious, juicy sweetness.
A vivacious Riesling with succulent citrus blossom, alluring lime and sweet mandarin with a delightfully crisp, refreshing off-dry finish.
Try it with...
Try pairing our Giesen Estate Riesling alongside Vietnamese chicken salad with vermicelli, fresh mint, coriander and a touch of fresh chilli.