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Giesen Estate

New Zealand

Riesling

Our Giesen Estate Riesling is New Zealand’s most popular Riesling! This best-seller consistently wins awards each vintage year.


Enjoy striking notes of lime and mandarin and delicious, succulent, juicy sweetness.

A vivacious Riesling with succulent citrus blossom, alluring lime and sweet mandarin with a delightfully crisp, refreshing off-dry finish.

This Riesling brings together outstanding fruit from two of New Zealand’s preeminent Riesling areas – Marlborough & Waipara.

The fruit selected from Marlborough adds a textural element, richness, citrus flavours and ageability to the wine, while Waipara gives us our fabulous floral aromatics.

There is a reason this is New Zealand’s favourite Riesling – try it for yourself!

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Giesen Estate

Great wines are the ones we remember sharing with family and friends - that’s why we created Giesen Estate. Our Estate wines showcase distinctive regional varieties which are generous, smooth, relaxing and most of all, taste great!

Vineyard

Marlborough & Waipara

Winemaking

We use 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 wine was balanced and showed aromas of spice & exotic tropical notes.

Stopping the ferment early retains natural sugar which creates the beautiful off-dry element of this wine. It's kept on light lees until bottling to ensure flavour intensity.

This Riesling is lighter in alcohol at 10% alc/vol.

Gluten Free

Awards

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Chicken Salad

Spicy Thai chicken salad with vermicelli, fresh mint and coriander.

Duncan Shouler

Duncan Shouler

Estate Winemaker

Duncan has always loved science and the outdoors. Winemaking in Marlborough allows him to enjoy his two passions every day. Read more

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Reviews

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Dan Murphy's Wine Panel

"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.
2020 Vintage, Reviewed Nov 2020."

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Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

"2017 Vintage: Fantastic bouquet of Riesling with crisp green and red apple, freshly squeezed citrus juices, blossoms and wet stone mineral notes. The lower alcohol highlights some sweetness and the acid line adds a razor sharp texture through the palate. Flavours of green apple and honeysuckle emerge contrasted by a gentle sweetness. Drink now and through 2028."

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Cameron Douglas - NZ Master Sommelier

"2017 Vintage: Fantastic bouquet of Riesling with crisp green and red apple, freshly squeezed citrus juices, blossoms and wet stone mineral notes. The lower alcohol highlights some sweetness and the acid line adds a razor sharp texture through the palate. Flavours of green apple and honeysuckle emerge contrasted by a gentle sweetness. Drink now and through 2028."

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Cameron Douglas - NZ Master Sommelier

"2015 Vintage: A fabulous riesling with appetising freshness and vibrancy, the bouquet shows ripe stone fruit, rockmelon, apple blossom and lemon curd characters. The palate is succulent and delicious, and delivers excellent varietal purity, wonderfully enhanced by gentle sweetness and bright acidity. Lovely harmony and balance. At its best: now to 2020. 93pts"

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Sam Kim - Wine Orbit

"The 2015 vintage is a low-alcohol (10%), medium-sweet style (44 grams/litre of residual sugar). Grown in Marlborough and Waipara, it is fresh and vibrantly fruity, with crisp, citrusy flavours, showing good intensity. A poised, vivacious wine, it's a drink-now or cellaring proposition"

Michael Cooper, Buyer Guide 2016

"2015 Vintage: Enticing aromas of citrus and tree fruits, sweet flowers, honeysuckle and mandarin. On the palate - off dry style with light sweetness; flavours of Meyer lemon, mandarin, a touch of lime and apple; fresh and vibrant acidity, lovely balance and length. Enjoy now and through 2024. 94 Points."

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Cameron Douglas - NZ Master Sommelier

"2015 Vintage: Delicious and inviting bouquet of white peach, mandarin and limeflower, green apple and citrus - rather giving. On the palate - off dry, juicy fleshy and delicious - flavours reflect the bouquet with pristine acidity, just enough weight and texture adding substance and finish. Drink now and through 2019."

Houston Rodeo International Wine Competition