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Wines Available

Sauvignon Blanc

Riwaka River Estate

Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Hand crafted wine from single vineyard. Nose: tropical aromas with lychees and tree ripened pears and a hint of lemon and mandarin. Palate: Balanced by fresh, crisp apple and some capsicum notes. The palate rounds off with crisp acid which lingers and completes the wine.

Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Aromatic, punchy wine with fresh, lively, ripe fruit flavours, showing good intensity and vigour, a minerally streak and a smooth finish. Good personality, with lots of youthful impact.

Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Fuller-bodied, fresh and crisp with good emphasis of lime and grapefruit across the mid-palette and a crisp, dry mineral finish.

Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Very lively, this hand-picked, single vineyard wine is full bodied and zingy with good depth of passionfruit and pineapple with a crisp capsicum finish.

Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Very lively, this hand-picked, single-vineyard wine is medium-bodied, fresh and crisp, with very good depth of gooseberry/lime flavours and a minerally, flinty finish.

Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Fresh pineapple and tropical fruit with a slight citrus lift. Palate: Smooth with fruit sweetness at fist followed by pineapple, lime and grapefruit giving the wine a lusciousness and length. The wine finishes with fresh acidity and lingering minerality.

Reviews & Testimonials

"We very much enjoyed a bottle of the Sauvignon Blanc over the weekend – main takeaway from tasting was the fresh taste and exceptional clean finish – lovely stuff." - UK

"Great wine! Love it!  Sauvignon Blanc is awesome!" - Russia

"Lovely wines and delicious olive oil" - NZ

Chardonnay

Riwaka River Estate

Chardonnay 2013

The grapes from this single vineyard were crafted to produce a wine of seamless balance and quality. Nose: Shows some slight macadamia nut characteristics melded with ripe apricots and peaches. Creamy oak follows. Palate: Has a smooth, light entry. There is an abundance of stone fruit characters that lead to a balanced citrus finish. Good length. Subtle and elegant.

Chardonnay 2012

Pale, and creamy. Peachy, slightly spicy and buttery, with hints of apple and vanilla. Toasty notes add complexity and depth. Medium finish.

Chardonnay 2011

Pale, creamy, single-vineyard wine with substantial body. Peachy, slightly spicy and buttery, with toasty notes adding complexity and good depth.

Chardonnay 2010

Peaches, stone fruit , summer fruits. Nice oak influence, deft handling. Shows complexity in the palate, a real flavour of the 2010 vintage. Palate: Full ripe flavours, rich ripe palate. Summer fruits, nectarines, peaches and balanced by judicious use of oak complexity and creaminess. Light yellow, apples and nectarines with summer fruit aromas and a hint of vanilla new oak. Smooth entry. Pleasant nectarine and peach flavours followed by a rich palate and succulent mouth feel. This wine is balanced with fine use of oak on the lingering finish. Very likeable and easy on the palate... A taste of summer.

Reviews & Testimonials

"We had some friends over last Friday for dinner. Main was pork tenderloin served with port and Roquefort sauce; all washed down with Resurgence; there were thumbs up all round!" - UK

"Excellent Chardonnay" Nice to compare to French wines" - UK

"Very very good wines - we like NZ Wine" - France

 

Pinot Noir

Riwaka River Estate

Pinot Noir 2013

This wine has been hand crafted following meticulous attention in the vineyard. Low crop levels, good canopy management and ripe fruit have combined to make this wine seamless and well balanced. Nose: Full of cherry and spice with a hint of ripe strawberries. Very enticing. Palate: Shows some lightness, almost feminine characteristics. It has silky tannins and black cherries combined with natural fruit sweetness. The wine finishes long with smooth, intergrated phenolics.

Pinot Noir 2012

Dark ruby in colour. Forest berries and currants intertwine with hints of savoury aromas. A full and luscious wine with savoury characters, lingering length and fine integrated tannins.

Pinot Noir 2011

Dark ruby / Garnet single-vineyard wine with forest berries and currents with hints of savoury aromas. Full, luscious wine with savoury characters, lingering length and fine tannins. Juicy, savoury notes fill the mid palate and lead onto balanced oak finishing with a hint of fruit sweetness. This wine will continue to develop with age.

Pinot Noir 2010

Nose: Dark ruby / Garnett. Forest berries and currents intertwine with hints of savoury aromas. Palate: The palate is full and shows savoury / bacon characters, lingering length and fine integrated tannins. The juicy, savoury notes fill the mid palate and lead onto balanced oak finishing with a hint of fruit sweetness. This wine will continue to develop with age.

Reviews & Testimonials

"Very good Pinot Noir" - Denmark

"Stunning Pinot Noir & yummy olive oil" - NZ

"Beautiful place, lovely host and wine" - Ireland

"Well-fruited and gently savoury pinot noir is very good; elegant chardonnay and sauvignon blanc are refreshing and lively". - See more at: http://cuisinewine.co.nz

Awards & Reviews

Awards & Reviews

Riwaka River Estate  

The 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Resurgence was awarded 90+ points by Michael Cooper in Winestate Magazine May 2015.


 92 points from Bob Campbell Master Of Wine in June 2015 for the 2012 Chardonnay.


Our Resurgence 2012 Chardonnay featured in Bob Campbell's Top Ten White Wine Drops June 2015. 


 Riwaka River's 2012 Resurgence Chardonnay received a Bronze Medal at the Spiegelau International Wine Competition in 2014.


 The 2012 Resurgence Pinot Noir is awarded a Bronze Medal at the 2014  Spiegelau International Wine Competition.


 Decanter world wine awards 2014.  Resurgence 2010 Pinot Noir - Commended.


Judges were delighted with the quality of wines entered into the first Spiegelau International Wine Competition, judged in Marlborough on 27th June 2011. Riwaka River Came away with a Gold Medal for our Resurgence Pinot Noir 2010 vintage.


Our Resurgence Pinot Noir 2010 vintage was given a Commended Award in the International Wine Challenge of 2012.






Our Resurgence Sauvignon Blanc 2011 vintage was given a Commended Award in the International Wine Challenge of 2012.


Winestate MagazineOur Resurgence Sauvignon Blanc 2011 vintage was awarded 3 1/2 stars in the Winestate magazine New Release Tasting of 2013.


Winestate Magazine

Our Resurgence Chardonnay 2011 vintage was awarded 3 1/2 stars in the Winestate magazine New Release Tasting of 2013.

 


 Bob Campbell has reviewed our 2009 Chardonnay and given it 4/5 stars which is the equivalent to a silver medal.

"Elegant, silken-textured wine with stone fruit, nutty yeast lees and subtle spicy oak flavours. Attractive wine that offers great value at this price


 

Cuisine Magazine

"Riwaka River Estate is a little drive North of Nelson's main wine area, but it's worth it to taste the excellent wines..."

Riwaka River Estate is a little drive north of Nelson’s main wine area, but it’s worth it to taste the excellent wines. - See more at: http://cuisinewine.co.nz/winery/riwaka-river-estate/#sthash.WaCtLq4m.dpuf
Riwaka River Estate is a little drive north of Nelson’s main wine area, but it’s worth it to taste the excellent wines. - See more at: http://cuisinewine.co.nz/winery/riwaka-river-estate/#sthash.WaCtLq4m.dpuf
Riwaka River Estate is a little drive north of Nelson’s main wine area, but it’s worth it to taste the excellent wines. - See more at: http://cuisinewine.co.nz/winery/riwaka-river-estate/#sthash.WaCtLq4m.dpuf
Riwaka River Estate is a little drive north of Nelson’s main wine area, but it’s worth it to taste the excellent wines. - See more at: http://cuisinewine.co.nz/winery/riwaka-river-estate/#sthash.WaCtLq4m.dpuf

Read more at: http://cuisinewine.co.nz/winery/riwaka-river-estate/

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