5 Stars, No.1 & Best Buy Cuisine Riesling Tasting, February 2021 (2018 Vintage)

Giesen are known for excellent Riesling, with a reputation for producing the top selling Riesling in New Zealand. Thanks to the bounty of the 2020 harvest we have been able to create a unique, limited release Riesling using grapes from Awatere Valley. We fermented and matured a portion of the blend in granite.

These special granite tanks are made from one giant slab of plutonic rock and the French have been fermenting in them for centuries. Granite acts a little like oak barrels; it lets air in during fermentation and ever so slightly ‘sweats’, which adds concentration to the wine. This ensures the portion matured in granite is clean, bright, and full of flavour. The fermentation was stopped at 48g/l residual sugar to balance the mouthwatering natural acidity. The wine is racked post fermentation, then matured on light lees for 6 months to build texture and complexity. 

Expect elderflower and lime on the nose with subtle tropical fruit. The palate bursts with sweet mandarin and lemon sherbet. Tight acidity gives the wine a delicious raciness, while the textured palate and residual sweetness provide richness and a finish that is balanced and moreish.

This wee Gem of a wine sure packs a punch!

(GWL00047)

 

Country:

Germany

Region:

Marlborough

Variety:

Riesling

Style:

Aromatic, whites

Closure:

Screwcap

ABV

8.5%

Bottle size:

750ml

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Food Match:

Vietnamese cuisine

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