2017 Village Chardonnay, Kumeu River, New Zealand
The perfect aperitif Chardonnay this wine also goes very well with all types of seafood. Fermented 80% in old French oak barriques, and 20% in stainless steel tanks there is very little oak influence on either nose or palate. This has allowed the vibrant fruit to show through beautifully with lively lime and lemon aromas and a flinty, mineral edginess with hints of fig and white peach.
Hand harvested Whole-bunch pressed Indigenous yeast fermentation 80% barrel fermentation 20% tank fermentation 100% malo-lactic fermentation 11 months maturation in barrel.
The Chardonnay wines of Kumeu River have gained a strong foothold within the international market, receiving outstanding accolades. The vineyard has gone on to become the globally recognised benchmark for non-Burgundy produced Chardonnay.