The perfect aperitif Chardonnay or one to pair with all types of seafood. Quite ample on the nose and with a pleasing richness and leesy notes, the fruit is vibrant, with a lively squeeze of lime and white peach aromas that are present on the palate too, with a flinty, mineral edge and hints of fig and honey drizzled baked apricots. Drink now!
"If you have never tried these wines, then it is time you see for yourself what New Zealand is capable." Neal Martin, Vinous. Kumeu River is considered unanimously to be New Zealand's top Chardonnay producer, and having sold their wines on and off for over 15 years, we are over the moon to have secured a parcel of their outstanding 2020s. Estabalished in the 50s just 20kms north of Auckland, for several decades now the Brajkovich family have fashioned Burgundy-inspired wines that rival their finest old world counterparts - silky, complex, tantalising wines that have gained the favour of just about every wine journalist and MW worth their salt.
FROM THE PRESS
“The first vintage of Village Chardonnay I tasted was from the 2002 vintage and it has been my “house Chardonnay” ever since.”Bob Campbell MW
“Surprisingly rich nose. Fine, appetising, crisp palate with just a little chewiness still evident at this point. There's a suggestion of sweet grapefruit juice. Really clean, fresh and long. VGV”Jancis Robinson MW