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"Delightfully charming & elegantly fragrant" Wine Orbit

"Bright fruit intensity, whispering sweetness, finishing long & refreshing" Wine Orbit

A fantastic food wine, enjoy with salmon or white fish & cheeses

Kahurangi Estate Nelson Riesling 2017

Member rating / 9
Elsewhere $22.00 $19.13

Awarded 91/100 Points Lighter Alcohol
Kahurangi Estate Nelson Riesling 2017

Kahurangi Estate Nelson Riesling 2017

Member rating / 9
Kahurangi is a Maori word with a number of translations, two being "treasured possession" and "precious jewel"...
Elsewhere $22.00 $19.13


Awarded 91/100 Points

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2018


"Delightfully charming and elegantly fragrant, the bouquet shows lemon peel, white flesh stone fruit, jasmine and lime zest characters. The palate is finely textured and linear, wonderfully complemented by bright fruit intensity and whispering sweetness, finishing long and refreshing. It is drinking beautifully already. Style: Off-dry. At its best: now to 2022" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2018

The freshness of our 2017 Riesling through a difficult growing season has produced a subtle clean citrus character with some minerality and a balanced finish. A wine which will cellar well up until 2024.

It was a challenging growing season. A longer than average flowering period with a cooler summer temperatures. Harvest started later than usual with careful vineyard management the fruit was looking great. Midway through vintage the region experienced several tropical storm systems, which doubled the average rainfall for this period. Thankfully the older clones in our homeblock resisted the higher rainfall over harvest time and came in clean and ripe.

Kahurangi Estate is a family owned boutique winery specialising in hand-made wines. The vineyard was first planted in 1973 and has the oldest commercial Riesling vines in the south Island. Kahurangi is a Maori word with a number of translations, two being "treasured possession" and "precious jewel". The logo is a stylised reproduction of the Nikau palm, which proliferates in the valleys and west coast beaches of the Kahurangi National Park. The Nikau palm was a treasured source of food and flax to the indigenous Maori tribes in the South Island.

Food Pairing: A great food wine which goes well with most cheese or fish dishes.


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A glass of deliciousness every time.

Joan - 08/09/2021

Really nice, this is a repeat order and I will enjoy this wine for as long as stocks last. Don't buy this wine, leave it for me!

Rob - 12/04/2021

Beautiful Riesling, just right!

Susan - 26/10/2020

Fresh and crisp - delightful easy drinking wine

John - 16/06/2022

Nice quaffing off-dry riesling, on the sweeter side of what I prefer but good value for money

Krista - 20/12/2020


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