Kumeu River 2020 Kumeu Village Chardonnay

£12.00
Pre-Arrival Offer - Shipment October 2021
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Kumeu River 2020 Kumeu Village Chardonnay is available to buy in increments of 6

Kumeu Village is the introduction to the range of world class Chardonnays from Kumeu River. In 2020 the boundary of quality has been pushed further than ever before, so much so that we reckon it's now as good as the Estate Chardonnay was a few years ago. The wine has the hallmark of elegance and complexity with the Burgundy-like aromas running through its veins, positively pulsating with energy. Comparing to the 2019, the fruit spectrum is darker, riper, but has juicy acidity to provide it with some backbone.

"Surprisingly rich nose. Fine, appetising, crisp palate with just a little chewiness still evident at this point. There's a suggestion of sweet grapefruit juice. Really clean, fresh and long". Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com

Producer
Grape Varieties
Maturity

Drink 2021 - 2026

Viticulture

Conventional

Size / ABV

Standard Bottle 75cl / 13.5%

The Producer

Lombardy

Kumeu River

Kumeu River is Noble Grape's favourite producer of Chardonnay from New Zealand, and quite possibly, I would even go as far to say, in the Southern Hemisphere. The winemaker Michael Brajkovich was New Zealand’s first Master of Wine, and one of the country’s leading viticulturists. Kumeu River is located very close to Auckland and makes Chardonnay their speciality. These wines pay homage to Burgundy and it is fair to say that they are almost indistinguishable from their French counterparts, except for their own unique freshness and brightness.

The Country

New Zealand

New Zealand

Brits have fallen in love with the wines of New Zealand. The affair probably has much to do with the colonial heritage, but it also has a great deal to do with the excellent, benchmark wines that are produced here. The story must begin with Sauvignon Blanc, but certainly doesn’t end there. Since the 1970s the region of Marlborough has become the go-to area, perhaps in the world, for bright, crystalline ‘Savs’ which gave the French something to think about. But now, it is becoming as equally famous for its Pinots, which are now beyond just being less expensive alternatives to Burgundy, instead showing regional characteristics, from the dark cherry and spice of Central Otago to the brawn and dried herbs of Martinborough.

A special mention goes to the Chardonnays of Kumeu River of Auckland, as these are some of the most remarkable wines from this variety in the Southern Hemisphere.

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