A blend of fruit from their Hawkes Bay vineyard, Ray's Road and richer estate fruit, this has lifted, pretty red fruit aromas, roses and hint of umami and crunchy fruit, matched with gentle herbal tones, green peppercorn sauce and silken palate with fine, powdery tannins and fresh acidity. Very drinkable indeed!
"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
“Soft, fruity, fresh, youthful and varietal bouquet of Pinot Noir. This simple yet well made Pinot Noir showcases the core signature of Pinot Noir ticking all the boxes of light red fruit aromas, immediately approachable fine fruit tannins and a bright refreshing finish. Balanced and well made with medium length and moderate complexity. ”Cam Douglas MS