KUMEU RIVER MATE’S VINEYARD CHARDONNAY 2018
|Origin:||North Canterbury, New Zealand|
|Aromas:||Hints of peach, lemon, grapefruit and oak|
|Flavours:||Fruit flavours of peach, pear, grapefruit, lemon and minerals. Notes of vanilla, oak and butter.|
Mate's vineyard Chardonnay is Kumeu River's flagship wine. It is the original vineyard which Maté Brajkovich purchased back in 1944. However, it wasn't until 1993 when the first grapes were harvested from this vineyard, the year following Maté's death. Since then, the family have made this wine their premium label.
An exceptionally concentrated and rich wine, with the perfect balance of freshness, fruit and minerals. The Mate’s Vineyard is usually the most reserved and unyielding when young with the nose being closed, just giving hints of peach and mineral notes that we expect from Mate’s Vineyard. This will be a very long lived wine.
- Hand harvested and whole-bunch pressed
- 100% malolactic fermentation
100% barrel fermentation and 11 months barrel maturation
Kumeu River Mate’s Vineyard Chardonnay – 2018 – James Suckling – 96 Points
"The top-tier chardonnay here is very much in command and has a super rich and very concentrated feel with deep, ripe-peach and mango aromas with grilled-grapefruit notes, too. The palate is very rich and ripe, offering a super fleshy feel with long, rich and layered, stone-fruit flavors. Drink or hold. Screw cap."