Kumeu River Mate’s Vineyard Chardonnay 2022 HALF Bottle (37.5cl)


White, Auckland, New Zealand

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Mate’s Vineyard is arguably the most complex of all the Single Vineyard Chardonnays by Kumeu River in New Zealand, produced by Michael Brajkovich and his family from this legendary estate that has created a worldwide cult following. Its full flavour, huge complexity and very fresh natural acidity provide balance and a long, mouth-watering finish.

TASTING NOTE: Soft golden straw colour in the glass. On the nose: Full of citrus fruit with hints of peach and delicious nuances of toast and oatmeal from barrel fermentation and ageing, which are commonly found in great Chardonnays, It’s a very classy wine. On the palate: It has a medium body, with medium to high acidity that’s followed by plenty of freshness, ripeness, and finesse. It’s big on flavour and complexity with notes of peach, lemon curd and short-crust pastry with an elegant, long, citrus-scented finish. 13% alcohol by volume.

FOOD PAIRING, STORING AND SERVICE: Kumeu River suggests enjoying this with seafood, pasta, or poultry dishes. We would recommend trying this fantastic wine with grilled Chicken and creamy parmesan risotto. Or try this with a grilled asparagus/pepper salad with toasted walnuts nuts and a creamy lemon poppy seed vinaigrette. Drink now or this will easily keep for 3-4 years in half bottle.

ABOUT: Michael Brajkovich and his family are based in an area just to the west of Auckland, New Zealand as well as owning vineyards in Hawke’s Bay, all on the North Island of New Zealand. They have been making single vineyard wines from each of their vineyards for the past seventy years, and also an estate blend from their six different sites which is this wine, the Estate Chardonnay. They have all regularly beaten top white, Burgundy wines in recent blind tastings line-ups, and in our view thoroughly deserve their title as the best white wines in New Zealand

See kumeuriver.co.nz for more information.

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13% ABV

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Half Bottle (37.5cl)