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NV Kumeu River Cremant

Kumeu River, New Zealand

Refreshingly dry sparkling made in the traditional Champagne method from a New Zealand’s iconic Kumeu River

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About The Wine

The team at Kumeu have long believed that their vineyards could produce excellent sparkling, this lovely Cremant is proof that they were right!

A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot the wine is made to similarly exacting standards as the Cremant of France, that is to say with second fermentation in bottle and 36 months ageing on lees prior to disgorgement.

The nose is clean and citrusy with pretty florals and a yeasty edge. The palate is creamy and nutty with a bone dry finish. The bead long, fine and lively. New Zealand may not be your first port of call for sparking but this is worth your attention.

About 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
The Vineyards of Kumeu River
Kumeu, New Zealand
Additional Info

From The Producer

The Kumeu River Kumeu Crémant is a delicious dry sparkling that has impressed all that have tasted the wine. As the saying goes, there should always be a bottle of bubbles in the fridge for a special occasion ...sometimes that special occasion is that you have a bottle of bubbles in the fridge!

Blend : Chardonnay (60%), Pinot Noir (40%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Michael Brajkovich MW
Winemaker Michael Brajkovich MW
Kumeu, New Zealand
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Real Review

“Made from 60% chardonnay, 40% pinot noir with three years en tirage. Fresh, bright méthode in a bone-dry style with citrus, ginger, and baguette crust supported by steely, mouth-watering acidity.”- Bob Campbell (The Real Review)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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