2020 Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay

A Kiwi Chardonnay punching well above its weight...think 1er cru Burgundy quality, then cut the price in 1/2.

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Kumeu River, without a doubt, is producing some of if not the finest Chardonnays outside of Burgundy, in fact it has been called “White Burgundy in Kiwi clothing” by Neal Martin.

This, their estate offering, comes from a selection of six vineyards across their holdings in Kumeu. Stunning levels of citrus complexity, with layers upon layers of aromas and flavours in this wine. Expansive on the nose with real distinct impact on the palate. So ethereally light on the mid palate before coming on again strong on the finish.

The values here is truly exceptional, if you don’t know Kumeu River yet, stop what you’re doing, click add to cart, and get this to around 10 Celsius as fast as you can once the box arrives at your door.

Kumeu River Chardonnay is drawn from six different vineyard sites in the Kumeu Region. We are particularly careful in selecting only the very best grapes from these vineyards for our Kumeu River Estate label.
Hand harvested Whole-bunch pressed Indigenous yeast fermentation 100% barrel fermentation 100% malo-lactic fermentation 11 months maturation in barrel.

94 Points - "Rich, textural and silken chardonnay with tree fruit, peach, nectarine, toast and brioche flavours. Seamless wine with a backbone of bright acidity helping to drive a lengthy finish. A stylish, polished chardonnay." - Bob Campbell (The Real Review)

91 Points - "There's a sense of calm to the 2020 Chardonnay Estate, a blend of six different sites. It is mellow, offering a plump cushion of Chardonnay goodness on the midpalate but not becoming heavy nor opulent, its youthful edge and fresh acidity tying it together into a precise finish. It offers classic subtle Chardonnay characters of Golden Delicious apple, white nectarine and a mere whiff of oak-derived smokiness. Well constructed, satisfying and elegant." Rebecca Gibb MW (Vinous)

Kumeu River

Like so many new world wineries, Kumeu River, is an immigrant success story, hard work, and growth from generation to generation.

The Brajkovich family’s story has grown in parallel to the growth of the New Zealand wine industry in general, established the Kumeu region north of Auckland.

3rd generation winemaker Michael Brajkovich ( New Zealand’s first MW) spent a vintage in Burgundy in the early 1980’ that changed the wineries trajectory and led them to place a singular focus on producing world class Chardonnay.

This change saw them rename the winery Kumeu River (from San Marino Vineyards) and evolve to a more Burgundian style of winemaking. Since these changes, the wines of Kumeu river have been recognised as belonging to the pantheon of Chardonnay on a global scale.

The Vineyards of Kumeu River Kumeu River

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