Kumeu River

Kumeu, New Zealand

Chardonnay, Estate, Kumeu – 2018

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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

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  • Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay — 2018 – Wine Advocate – 90 Points

    The 2018 Estate Chardonnay delivers typical toasty-mealy aromas, plus notes of tangerine, white peach and pineapple. Medium-bodied and silky in texture, it's a bit restrained at this stage of its evolution, but it should blossom within another six months or so, then drink well for up to a decade.

  • Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay – 2018 – James Suckling – 93 Points

    This has attractive fresh peaches and grilled pears with intensity and focus, as well as gently complex, spice and flinty nuances. The palate delivers so much supple and vibrant stone-fruit flavor. Drink now. Screw cap.

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