Kumeu Village Hand Harvested Chardonnay

Kumeu River’s lower-tier, drink-young wine is hand-picked from heavier-bearing Chardonnay clones than the Mendoza commonly used for the top wines, and is typically fermented with indigenous yeasts in tanks and seasoned French oak casks. The 2018 vintage (4*), grown in Kumeu and Hawke’s Bay, was 80 per cent barrel-fermented. Offering great value, it is full-bodied, with ripe, citrusy, peachy flavours, showing considerable complexity, and excellent mouthfeel and depth. Already enjoyable, it’s a drink-now or cellaring proposition.

  • Vintage: White Wine
  • Variety: Chardonnay
  • Number of Stars: 4
  • Price: $18 NZD
  • Sweetness: DRY
  • Value for Money: V+

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