KUMEU RIVER 'STABLES BLEND'
2019 KUMEU RIVER 'Stables Blend' Chardonnay
|Origin||New Zealand, North Island|
This is a blend of two of our oldest vineyards that we thought would be an interesting exercise, particularly in a wonderful vintage like 2019. The Coddington portion from the Stables end of that vineyard shows a bit more crisp citrus and white peach rather than the typical ripe peachy richness of Coddington. This was blended with some Mate's Vineyard from older barrels which were not being used in the final selection of Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay. We thought the blend came up splendidly. The underlying density and length of the Mate's combined nicely with the peachiness of Coddington. The way the barrels worked out also helped, so the wine has a hint of new oak (16%) but certainly not over-done. Winemaker's notes (Feb 2021)
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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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