Giesen Gemstone Riesling 2020

$16.99

This name is so tied up in Riesling they are the leaders in NZ.

Gemstone is all about texture and elegance.

"Enticing and textural with notes of luscious citrus blossom and white florals. A beautiful flow and balance with subtle sweetness and hints of smokiness. A portion of the blend is fermented and matured in granite tanks. It’s the use of granite which makes Gemstone 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 and the ever so slightly ‘sweats’, this slight evaporation adds concentration to the wine. This ensures the wine portion matured in granite is clean, bright and full of flavour. A unique Gemstone of a wine." Winery

"Fresh, fruity and primary on the nose with lifted aromas of lemonade, gala apple and honeysuckle. Pure, zesty, tangy and lemony on the palate, showing the hallmarks of the variety. Finishes delicately sweet, balanced by saline, crystalline acidity." 91/100 NZ Wine Rater, March 2021