KUMEU 'VILLAGE'

2022 Chardonnay Kumeu River

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Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin New Zealand, North Island
ABV 13%

A delicious chardonnay with a sour lemon, cooked apple and grapefruit undertone. Medium body. Tangy and fruity. Drink now. Screw cap. Rating: 92 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com (Oct 2023)

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Quite a rich nose with very bright acidity. More palate weight than previous vintages. Good stuff! Already a fine drink. Lime streak. Stony finish. VGV Drinking range: 2023 - 2025 Rating: 16.5 Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Sep 2023)

This is a wine where we always have a bottle in the fridge. The perfect aperitif Chardonnay, it's a wine that pairs very well with all types of seafood. Fermented 40% in old French oak barriques, and 60% in stainless steel tanks there is very little oak influence on either nose or palate.

BLEND 55% Hawkes Bay 45% Kumeu

VINIFICATION Indigenous yeast fermentation 100% malo-lactic fermentation 67% Tank Fermentation 33% Barrel Fermentation (5 year old+ French oak barriques)

Kumeu's Tasting Notes

Vibrant fruits show through beautifully with lively lime and lemon aromas and a flinty, mineral edginess with hints of fig and white peach. The weighty mid-palate also shows peachy ripeness along with crisp acid minerality that gives the wine are freshing cleansing quality.
Winemaker's notes (Sep 2023)

Kumeu River

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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