2018 Kumeu River Rays Road Chardonnay

First new Kumeu River single vineyard Chardonnay release since 2006... a striking Chablis style from the Hawke's Bay!

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Store Stock Level*
Lunn Ave Superstore Low
Constellation Drive Superstore Not In Stock

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Further Information

Brand Kumeu River
Region Hawkes Bay
Varietal Chardonnay
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.0%
Vintage 2018
Country New Zealand

Description

This beautifully managed Rays Road Hawke's Bay vineyard was purchased off Trinity Hill in April 2017, this is their first release off the block. The dry-farmed limestone hillside allows the Kumeu River team to show a different expression of Chardonnay. Fermented in seasoned French oak, it is a fresh and mineral driven Chardonnay bordering on Chablis. Ripe stonefruit in a lively, zesty mix of grapefruit, lemon and mandarin. The seasoned oak builds texture and lets the fruit sing with lingering minerality. Drink now, or age until 2028, with a dozen (or two) bluff oysters naturale.

Smells

Aromatically defined by intense grapefruit and lemon with flinty minerality.

Tastes

A lively palate of grapefruit, lemon and mandarin with fine French oak providing texture, while letting the fruit sing. Lots of subtle oak, lees stirring and wild ferment complexities, all cleansed and lengthened by a fine line of acidity and minerality. Drink now, or age until 2028.

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