Kumeu River Mates Vineyard Chardonnay 2019 (6x75cl)

in 2019 Mate's Vineyard lives up to its high praise of matching top Burgundy Grand Cru in quality. The wine is simply stunning. 

Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2019 (6x75cl)

Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2019 (6x75cl)

Kumeu River Rays Road Chardonnay 2019 (6x75cl)

Kumeu River Rays Road Chardonnay 2019 (6x75cl)

€220.00In Bond Price
€270.99Duty paid inc NL VAT
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  • Product Details :

    • Country : New Zealand
    • Region : Auckland
    • Sub Region : NA
    • Type : Still
    • Year : 2019
    • Number of bottles in pack : 6
    • Bottle Size : 75cl
    • Pack Size : 6x75cl
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  • Delivery :

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What the critics say:

98 | James Suckling

This has a very complex array of fruit, from lemon and grapefruit through white and yellow peach and nectarine, then into mango notes. There’s a little honey and nougat, as well as a minerally edge. The palate has intense flavors that follow the aromas and aligns them in a textural masterpiece of elegant length and discreet power. Smart wine. Drink or hold. Screw cap.

 

96 | Vinous, Rebecca Gibb MW

Tightly coiled, this focused and athletic Chardonnay needs to be put away in a cool, dark cellar in the medium term to allow it to unwind. A little shy on the nose, presenting melon, beeswax and subtle oak-derived nutty characters, it has an excellent core of concentration. There is a fine, silken texture on the focused and layered midpalate. Produced from the Mendoza clone, which is prone to hens and chicks. Invigorating acidity provides momentum on the lengthy finish.

 

95 | The Real Wine Review, Bob Campbell

Concentrated chardonnay with peach, grapefruit, citrus and a suggestion of oyster-shell and mineral flavours. A ripe and obviously youthful wine, with a slightly phenolic backbone and a lengthy finish. Should develop well with bottle age.

 

Kumeu River

“now producing some of New Zealand’s greatest Chardonnays, not to mention the world’s.” 

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate

Kumeu River has long been the spearhead for New Zealand Chardonnay. Back in 1937, The Brajkovich family emigrated to New Zealand from their home country of Croatia. Back at home, they would both grow and produce wine for personal consumption. In 1944 the family purchased a small property with vineyards and started making wine. They started producing single-variety wines of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, their reputation started to take off in the 80’s for their quality.

Michael Brajkovich then had the vision to produce a Burgundy-influenced style of Chardonnay that featured indigenous yeasts, extended lees ageing, and malo-lactic fermentation. Fast forward to today and Kumeu River has won every accolade under the sun with the critics going crazy for the wines. “Amongst the very best Chardonnay producers in the world” standing “shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the grandest labels from Burgundy” are words uttered by Neal Martin (Vinous).

Kumeu Rivers prices are and have always been incredibly fair. You can essentially drink what is equivalent to Burgundy 1er or Grand Cru quality for around €30 per bottle. Their entry-level Village Chardonnay is one of our favourites for the value picks and we're known to drink it by the buckets upon release. The single-vineyard expressions of Mate's, Hunting Hill, Coddington and Rays Vineyards are all fantastic and we can't recommend them enough.