Kumeu River - Estate Chardonnay - 2020

Kumeu River

Estate Chardonnay 2020

Whole-bunch pressed, eight weeks in burgundy barrels (20% new), malo. Aged 11 months in barrel on lees without racking. Bottled April 2021. RS 2 g/l, TA 6 g/l, pH 3.15, SO2 total 134 mg/l, free 38 mg/l. Screwcap.
Pure citrus – both grapefruit and lemon – with a slight smoky/reductive note. Gorgeous mix of vineyard/fruit purity and careful winemaking. Deep, long, creamy and fresh. A way to go. 

Jancis Robinson, Septembre 2021

À propos de Jancis Robinson

Described by Decanter magazine as 'the most respected wine critic and journalist in the world', Jancis writes daily for JancisRobinson.com (voted first-ever Wine Website of the Year in the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers Awards 2010), weekly for The Financial Times, and bi-monthly for a column that is syndicated around the world. She is also editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine, co-author with Hugh Johnson ofThe World Atlas of Wine and co-author of Wine Grapes - A complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavours, each of these books recognised as a standard reference worldwide.