Kumeu River Village Chardonnay Blanc 2007

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The estate was founded in 1944 but has made its reputation with Chardonnay which was first planted in 1979 at about t...

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R & B Wines Ltd
Londres, UK (4,000 mi)
GBP 20.00
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750ml
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Perfumey and lean on the nose with white fleshed orchard fruits edged in dusty herbal tones. On the palate this shows a nice touch of richness yet ... Read more

A bit woody on the nose with lots of nutty, toasty, barrel-fermented elements. Very fine in the mouth, with a firm acid spine and a touch of wood t... Read more

Bright and sleek, with zippy lime and grapefruit coursing through the pear and pineapple fruit, lingering on the expressive finish with finesse. Sh... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Kumeu River Village Chardonnay Blanc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,297
4.00 5
10/26/2009

Perfumey and lean on the nose with white fleshed orchard fruits edged in dusty herbal tones. On the palate this shows a nice touch of richness yet maintains a light, balanced feel with an almost steely edge to the apple and lime oil core of fruit. The finish is cleansing and spicy with an almost salty note and a strong steely finale yet without much overt minerality, but this is zesty and pure. 89pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,297
4.50 5
12/09/2010

A bit woody on the nose with lots of nutty, toasty, barrel-fermented elements. Very fine in the mouth, with a firm acid spine and a touch of wood tannin helping to fill out what otherwise is a fairly faceted wine. The fruit comes off as a bit simple here, but the wine’s texture -- ethereal and vibrant -- is very appealing. This shows great ripeness without the sweetness you might expect. 91pts


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/20/2011

Bright and sleek, with zippy lime and grapefruit coursing through the pear and pineapple fruit, lingering on the expressive finish with finesse. Should benefit from cellaring. Drink now through 2015. 300 cases imported. -HS Wine Spectator. A Chardonnay wine from in New Zealand. 2007 Kumeu River Chardonnay Mate's Vineyard 750ml


Winemaker's Notes:

The estate was founded in 1944 but has made its reputation with Chardonnay which was first planted in 1979 at about the same time that the Finns planted their first vineyard at Neudorf. Other grapes and wines are now proving popular and successful, but it is the Chardonnay which put Kumeu River on the map. All the chardonnay fruit comes from the village of Kumeu, just NW of Auckland, and is either estate-owned or estate-managed. This is a warmer climate, at the "top" of New Zealand and the wines have corresponding weight and richness, buttressed by some new oak, but always with a marvellously bracing citrusy acidity.

The estate was founded in 1944 but has made its reputation with Chardonnay which was first planted in 1979 at about the same time that the Finns planted their first vineyard at Neudorf. Other grapes and wines are now proving popular and successful, but it is the Chardonnay which put Kumeu River on the map. All the chardonnay fruit comes from the village of Kumeu, just NW of Auckland, and is either estate-owned or estate-managed. This is a warmer climate, at the "top" of New Zealand and the wines have corresponding weight and richness, buttressed by some new oak, but always with a marvellously bracing citrusy acidity.

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