Giesen Estate Riesling 2020

A favourite amongst younger drinkers who enjoy the aromatics and slighter sweeter style
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Primary Notes: Apple / Pear Lemon / Lime Jasmine

Secondary Notes: Honeycomb / Beeswax

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Light

Dryness: Sweet


Tannin: Light

Alcohol (%):

Origin: Marlborough, New Zealand

Maker: Giesen Wines

Grape: Riesling

Fermentation: Biodynamic Steel Only



Serving Temperature: Best served between 8–10 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: Spicy Thai chicken salad with vermicelli, hokkien mee, lala

Western Food Pairing: Pair with spicy, shellfish, duck and game mains, or with cured meats and soft cheeses.


Giesen Estate Riesling 2020

“Riesling is a great way of introducing people to wine. We’re discovering our Riesling – particularly Giesen Estate Riesling – is finding favour with younger drinkers who enjoy the aromatics and slighter sweeter style. That’s one of the wonderful things about Riesling, there are so many styles making it a wonderful variety for wine lovers to explore and enjoy.” — Giesen Brothers.

A vivacious and charming Riesling. Straw colour with hints of green in the glass. Generous citrus blossom, honeysuckle and delicate apricot bouquet. Alluring lime and sweet mandarin flavours with layers of poached pear, honey apple and slight minerals. An ingenious balance of concentrated flavours, smooth texture and crunchy acidity. Delightfully crisp with a refreshing off-dry finish.

Made by three brothers who aspire to create great wines for people around the world to love. The Giesen Estate Riesling is New Zealand’s most popular Riesling that consistently wins awards each vintage year. This Riesling brings together outstanding fruit from two of New Zealand's preeminent Riesling areas - Marlborough and Waipara.

The grapes are pressed and settled for 36 hours. The juice was then fermented in separate vineyard batches, mostly at cool temperatures. A selection of different yeasts amplify the regional characteristics of the Marlborough portion of the blend. Giesen winemakers tasted each parcel daily and stopped the ferment when the acid, sugar and 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 was kept on light lees until bottling to ensure flavour intensity.



The Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2019