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Kumeu River Village Chardonnay

2018 | New Zealand | Auckland 750 ml | 13.00 %
  • Tastes like
  • Peach
  • Apple
  • Good with
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Its also
  • Ecological
  • 90+
¥230
  • Buy 3 ¥207 and save 10%
  • Buy 6 ¥184 and save 20%
  • Product details

    Description

    Michael Brajkovich, a Master of WIne, has been making world-class Chardonnays in Kumeu, Auckland for decades. He's regarded as New Zealand's best Chardonnay winemaker and indeed one of the best in the world. Kumeu Village is Michael's "entry-level" Chardonnay and reveals the true class of his winemaking. Hand harvested and naturally-fermented in mostly old oak barrels. Peach and apple flavours with an attractive seasoning of nutty yeast less characters. A smooth-textured wine with a great balance. Vastly underpriced for the sheer quality in the glass. Rated 91/100 by Bob Vampbell and Wine Orbit.

    Variety Description

    Chardonnay

    Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape variety used to make white wine. It originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France but is now grown wherever wine is produced, from England to New Zealand.The Chardonnay grape itself is very neutral, with many of the flavors commonly associated with the grape being derived from such influences as terroir and oak. It is vinified in many different styles, from the lean, crisply mineral wines of Chablis, France to New World wines with oak, and tropical fruit flavors.

    Country Description

    New Zealand

    New Zealand wine is largely produced in ten major wine growing regions spanning from north to south Northland, Auckland, Waikato/Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Wellington, Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury/Waipara and Central Otago. New Zealand red wines are typically made from a blend of varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and much less often Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec), or Pinot noir. In white wines Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc predominate in plantings and production. New Zealand is home to what many wine critics consider the world’s best Sauvignon Blanc.

    Region Description

    Auckland

    Auckland is a large and diverse wine Region, with around 100 vineyards and wineries, located in the northern part on the North Island, NZ. The region is home to some of New Zealand’s oldest established vineyards, with vines first planted in Northland in 1819, and is best known for its Bordeaux style wines - mouth-filling Cabernet Sauvignons and complex Chardonnays. Spread across a large, geographically diverse area, the Auckland wine region encompasses the distinctive vineyard island of Waiheke, the historic West Auckland sub-regions of Henderson, Kumeu/Huapai/Waimauku and stretches north to the coastal enclave of Matakana, and south to Clevedon’s rolling hills. Award-winning Gewürztraminer is even crafted next to Auckland’s International Airport.