Giesen New Zealand Riesling 2013

Giesen New Zealand Riesling 2013: Pinch of petrol, flint on the nose; lemon grass, honeysuckle, citrus, green apple, tart lime and minerals on the back end; juicy, vivid fruit; medium-sweet, lush mouth, fresh acidity. When you think New Zealand wine, you usually think sauvignon blanc and—increasingly—pinot noir, but this is tasty delight that nicely asserts its place. It is a bit past off-dry and moving into the medium-sweet range, so it should be crowd pleaser to those who enjoy a blush of fruity sweetness in their wine; it’s acidity will placate those who prefer a drier riesling style. $14Giesen New Zealand Riesling