2019 Chardonnay Hunting Hill
|Origin||New Zealand, North Island|
As we tasted through the line-up of these 2019s - the Hunting Hill stood out for its open feel and instant charm, The broad and expansive nose leads to a lively palate. Intense and nicely concentrated - with great acid pep and fruit bite. This has a long, fun time ahead - but is already hard to resist. Nice lick of cream in the back. Creamier feel and really pleasing. This will charm all comers. L&S (Aug 2020)
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This wine manages to walk the tightrope of richness and finesse, and it does it with swagger. It's no surprise that this powerful, highly concentrated Chardonnay was fermented in new oak barrels after a hiatus in 2018 – it certainly has the stuffing to take it. Hunting Hill is Kumeu's most reductive Chardonnay but its influence remains subtle, bringing the merest flint note and added tension to the nectarine and lemon peel flavors. Poised and well judged. Drinking range: 2020 - 2026 Rating: 95 Rebecca Gibb MW - Vinous.com (Nov 2020)
From the pioneering days to the establishment of the New Zealand wine industry to today, the Brajkovich family have been internationally recognised as producing world class wine. The Brajkovich family continue to harvest their grapes at Kumeu and refine their wine making skills.
The Brajkovichs are nationally recognised as a founding family of the New Zealand wine industry, and the current generation are internationally recognised as producing world class Chardonnay.
Just as the Brajkovich family has grown, so too has the winery itself. Extensions and additions mark the milestones that have seen business adapt and expand over the years. Today, the winery produces around 250,000 bottles annually from 30 hectares of its own vineyards in Kumeu, and another 10 hectares from local growers.
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