New Zealand

Kumeu River Rays Road Chardonnay, 2018

  • Grape VarietyChardonnay
  • AppellationHawkes Bay
  • Alcohol13 %
  • SourceSourced Locally
3 in stock

Why Buy Me

World class Hawkes Bay star producers Kumeu River have launched a new exceptional Chardonnay. Hand-harvested, whole bunch pressed and fermented with wild yeast in older French Oak barrels to give a wine that is zesty and fragrant, with mineral complexity that is very true to its site.

Winemaker's Pitch

Served blind one could be forgiven for concluding this is a fine white Burgundy. There are all the hallmarks of toasted hazelnuts, butter tones, honey lean acidity etc present and correct. Rounded to the point of sculpted, this is a beautiful wine of poise balance intensity and depth. A mini-Montrachet if you will.

"If you have never tried these wines, then it is time to see for yourself what New Zealand is capable of."
Neal Martin. The Wine Advocate

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