A blend of fruit sourced from Canterbury and Marlborough, Giesen’s 2005 Riesling is an excellent value in off-dry Riesling. Ripe notes of melon and peach round out the wine’s citrusy core, adding a bit of flesh to the zesty lemon and pineapple components. Drink now.
Black cherries, dried herbs and a hint of toast make for a flavorful mouthful. Fleshy without being soft, thanks to vibrant acidity that will cut through rich meat dishes. No tannins to speak of, so there’s no need to wait before popping the cork on this one.
Well crafted and well priced, with gentle scents of toasted nuts and grilled peaches picking up additional notes of pear and melon. Medium-weight, with a soft, easy finish. Imported by Pacific Wine Partners.
The equal of Villa Maria’s Keltern Vineyard Gewürztraminer for its grace and balance. The nose is floral and perfumed, carrying the essence of the variety home in a medium-bodied, off-dry package. Pear and peach flavors fill out the midpalate, making this very easy to drink. Try with lightly spiced curries or Thai food.
Shows a lifted, herbal edge to the aromas of ripe pear and melon, making it fairly aromatic for NZ Pinot Gris. It's medium-bodied, soft and lush on the palate, with the right balance between sugar and acids so that it doesn't come across as being too sweet.
A light- to medium-bodied Sauvignon, the 2009 Discovery is more delicate than many of its counterparts, with hints of stuck flint, accenting stone fruit and citrus flavors. Turns chalky and crisp on the finish. Drink now.