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2016 Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay


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Our Price: $39.99 / bottle (RRP: $42.00) Case: 6 x 750ml

'Quite Mâcon-like this year in a fruit-focused style... supported by subtle nut and bran characters.'
95 Points - Bob Campbell

  • Respect, patience, and adaptability – each is an integral part of the Kumeu River success story, not only in the making of good wine, but also in the making of a thriving family business that spans many generations. Kumeu River’s Chardonnays are considered the best in New Zealand, and among the best Chardonnays produced anywhere. Often mistaken for top quality Grand Cru Burgundies, these wines offer fantastic value for money.


    Hand harvested
    Whole-bunch pressed
    Indigenous yeast fermentation
    100% barrel fermentation
    100% malo-lactic fermentation
    11 months maturation in barrel

    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 harvesting in a vintage like 2016 is crucial in maintaining the standard of the Estate Chardonnay that we have set for this wine. The nose is immediately fragrant and peachy with a touch of mealiness. The texture supple and with a beautiful bracing acidity on the finish. The wine is delicious now and will provide beautiful drinking over the next 6 years.

    Alc/vol - 14.0%


    'A significant step up on the entry level Village Chardonnay with greater concentration and complexity. Quite Mâcon-like this year in a fruit-focused style with melon and peach the most obvious flavours, although they are supported by subtle nut and bran characters. Good now but will reward cellaring.'
    95 Points - Bob Campbell

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