Kumeu River

Kumeu, New Zealand

Chardonnay, Estate, Kumeu – 2017

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Kumeu River Chardonnay is drawn from six different vineyard sites in the Kumeu Region. We are particularly careful in selecting only the very best grapes from these vineyards for our Kumeu River Estate label.

    • Location: Kumeu, Auckland
    • Cultivation: Sustainable
    • Size: 10 hectares (24.7 acres)
    • Vine Age: Varies between 7–20 years
    • Clones: 15, 6, 1066, 548, 121, 134
    • Soil: Clay loam
    • Elevation: 45 meters (147 feet)
    • Exposure: North facing
    • Training: Lyre and VSP
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): March 15–30, 2016
    • Yields: 4.5 tons/acre
    • Brix: 22°
  • Vinification

    • Whole-bunch pressed
      Indigenous-yeast fermentation
      100% barrel fermentation
      100% malolactic fermentation
      11 months maturation in barrel

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
    • Alcohol: 14%
    • TA: 5.6g/L
    • p H: 3.21
  • Tasting Notes

    • Hand harvesting in a vintage like 2016 is crucial in maintaining the standard of the Estate Chardonnay that we have set for this wine. The nose is immediately fragrant and peachy with a touch of mealiness. The texture supple and with a beautiful bracing acidity on the finish. The wine is delicious now and will provide beautiful drinking over the next 6 years.
       
       

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