Racy, aromatic, diverse. Naturally vibrant with a zesty acidity: the ideal wine for Asian cuisine.
Riesling thrives on the bright days, cool nights and long, dry autumns found in New Zealand's South Island.
A perfect climate for this aromatic and succulent variety, styles found in New Zealand's southerly climes range from bone dry to lushly sweet.
Stonefruit and spice characters are common in examples from sunny Nelson.
Lemon, lime and spice notes are found in Riesling from Marlborough.
The cooler Waipara Valley and Central Otago regions producing wines with crisp green apples and citrus characters.
Introduced in as early as the 1800s, Riesling saw an influx in plantings from the 1980s, and today has risen to become New Zealand's fourth most planted white varietal.