Kumeu River Mate’s Vineyard Kumeu Chardonnay


This extremely classy, single-vineyard wine is Kumeu River’s flagship. It is made entirely from the best of the fruit harvested from Mate’s Vineyard, planted in 1990 on the site of the original Kumeu River vineyard purchased by Mate Brajkovich in 1944. Similar to Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay, but more opulent and concentrated, it offers the same rich, harmonious flavours, typically with a stronger seasoning of new French oak (about 30 per cent). The 2019 vintage (5*) was hand-picked, barrel-fermented and oak-aged for 11 months. Bright, light lemon/green, it is a seamless wine, fleshy and sweet-fruited, with strong, ripe peach and grapefruit flavours, mealy and biscuity notes adding complexity, and a very harmonious, well-rounded finish. Already delicious, it should be at its best 2023+.


Price: $80.00 NZD
Value for Money: AV
Rating: 5 Stars
Sweetness: DRY
Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay

This is a Super Classic

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