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2017 Kusuda Riesling

Martinborough, NZ

A rare Riesling of incredible precision and length from one of Martinborough's most sought-after producers.

$65.00

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About
Just so good.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The Kusuda Riesling is a blistering example of 'New-World' Riesling from one of NZ's most fastidious winemakers.

The purity and concentration of fruit here somehow feels effortless.

A wine built on pristine acidity and perfect flavour ripeness, it's a Riesling that will mature beautifully for decades to come.

There's very little of this available. Jump quick if you want some for yourself.

About Kusuda

Hiro Kusuda is something of an enigma.

This reclusive master winemaker has built his reputation on crafting some of the most exhilarating wines in the Martinborough region.

Astoundingly, during harvest, each berry is hand-picked at optimal ripeness, such is the meticulous nature with which he composes his wines.

Most noted for his sublime Pinot Noir, the Riesling and Syrah both show the architecture of a true craftsman at work.

These wines are extremely rare. If you value detail and precision in your wine, Hiro's creations are often transcendent and are an experience to taste and drink.

Winemaker Hiro Kusuda
Winemaker Hiro Kusuda
Martinborough, NZ
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"Over the years I haven’t seen many Kusuda rieslings so this was a treat. Holds 4.5 grams of residual sugar. Kusuda and riesling is sometimes overlooked in the scheme of New Zealand wine. Really pretty bouquet showing lime juice, faint ginger, faint tonic water, though lavender and talc also come to mind. Dart-shaped and exceptionally long, quite concentrated, crisp yet shows some light, juicy sweet-lime character. Finishes with chalky pucker. Just so good." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 12.0%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $150 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

Estimated delivery time frames with Australia Post can be viewed here. Please include Authority to Leave instructions in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout if you may not be available to sign for your delivery and would like it left at your front door. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the cart page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 8am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter.

Express Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 15km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday weekdays for same day delivery.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here (under the 'Delivery Questions' section). If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at hello@differentdrop.com or call us on 1300 668 385..

FaQs
Do I have to order in dozens?

No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts?

Yes we offer volume discounts on larger orders. Orders over $499 get a 5% and orders over $999 get a 10% discount. This will be automatically applied during checkout.

How does the price match work?

Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

Can I special order a wine you do not sell?

If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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