2021 Kumeu River Rays Road Chardonnay

A striking, plush, fruity style from Kumeu's Hawke's Bay Vineyard!

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Elsewhere $41.99
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Further Information

Brand Kumeu River
Region Kumeu
Varietal Chardonnay
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.5%
Vintage 2021
Country New Zealand
Vegan
Vegetarian

Description

This beautifully managed Rays Road Hawke's Bay vineyard was purchased off Trinity Hill in April 2017, this is only their fourth 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, showing a more fruity expression, full bodied and a weighty expression of Chardonnay for KR, compared with their home vineyards in Kumeu, who would have thought! Ripe stone fruit in a lively, zesty mix of grapefruit, lemon, and mandarin. The seasoned oak builds texture and lets the fruit sing with lingering minerality.

Smells

aromas of slightly shrivelled whole grapefruit, peaches and cream, lees, and fresh sourdough.

Tastes

subtle flavours persist on the palate, white nectarines, green melon, creamy notes with grapefruit and an earthy thread, leading to lemon and mandarin with fine French oak providing texture, while letting the fruit sing. Subtle oak, lees stirring and wild fermentation adds complexity, all cleansed and lengthened by a fine line of acidity and minerality. Drink now, or age until 2029, with a dozen (or two) bluff oysters naturelle.

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