Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2019 - 2019

Case Size: 12 | Bottle Size: Standard (75 cl)
Price per bottle inc. VAT: £18.70
In Bond price per case(12): £160.00
Wine Type: White
Grapes:
Region: New Zealand

The real steal is the 2019 Estate Chardonnay. It is absolutely glorious. A selection of the best grapes from 'six different vineyards in the Kumeu region'. Hand-harvested, whole-bunch pressed, indigenous-yeast fermentation, 100% barrel fermentation, 100% malolactic conversion and 11-month maturation in barrel.
Pale greenish straw. Some super-delicate oak on the nose (or do I just mean a hint of savoury Côte d'Or perfume?!). So pure on the nose yet with great grip on the palate and already accessible in a grapefruit sort of way. With this intensity of fruit, it will clearly evolve into something even more convincing but you could certainly enjoy it now. It has both weight and a crystalline quality. VGV Drink 2020 – 2025

Score: 16.5+ Jancis Robinson MW