Sensational & Unmissable Export CLEARANCE.
World Class Kumeu River Sauvignon Blanc from their exciting Ray’s Road Vineyard and the superlative 2019 Hawke’s Bay vintage.

Bound for European markets, chaotic shipping delays and pandemic affected markets have resulted in this “SURPRISE” Export Cancellation of their $26.99 World Class, Sancerre styled, Dry Sauvignon Blanc, now being discounted to a stunning $16.99 bottle. 94/100 quality and years of world class drinking ahead of it, Fine Wine Delivery customers have exclusive access to this amazing dry white.

In 2007, on a north facing slope inland in the Hawkes Bay, where the night-time temperatures are ideally cooler and the soils laden with limestone, Pascal Jolivet, of Sancerre, and John Hancock, of Trinity Hill, planted a vineyard of Sauvignon Blanc. Their vision… to grow and make Antipodean Sancerre (the region in France famous for its restrained, elegant, food friendly Sauvignon Blanc) for export to European markets that treasure the more textural and mineral driven style as opposed to the unabashed vibrancy of Marlborough Sauvignon.

In 2018 the vineyard was sold to Kumeu River who were looking for a site in the Hawkes Bay with these climate and soil qualities from which to expand their production of “World Class” Chardonnay (Kumeu River Mate’s Chardonnay has just been named #1 wine in James Suckling’s Top 100 Wines of the World for 2021 selected from 25,000 wines tasted globally). Much of the Ray’s Road Vineyard has since been replanted in Chardonnay. However, the Sancerre styled Sauvignon coming off the vineyard was so impressive the Brajkovich family elected to retain some of those now 14-year-old vines and make a KR Rays Road Sauvignon Blanc for export back to Europe to the same fine wine merchants and dining establishments that have long coveted their now globally famous Chardonnays’.

The Wine… Ripe tropical fruits, guava, and gooseberry, with lime zest driving its aromatic prowess. Rays Road is a flinty and textural wine, rich with lime, tropical fruit and a salty minerality. Big dollops of fruit on the palate including guava and gooseberries. Really zippy lime zest acidity and a limestone minerality energise the delicious weight of flavours as they transition throughout the lengthy palate. Drink now BBQ’d snapper or fresh seafoods. It will age for 5-7 years beautifully if you have the inclination, either way it will be a very inexpensive world class dry white wine.

KR don’t normally do discounts, their wine enjoys exponential global demand. The global pandemic has significantly affected international shipping and demand, leaving them with a surprise surplus of Rays Road SB from the superb 2019 vintage. As massive champions of their brand over our 24-years, FWD were appointed to CLEAR the surplus allocation at a spectacular discount… was $26.99, now $16.99 – grab your share quickly of this Unmissable World Class Dry Sauvignon Blanc by the masters... “Kumeu River”.

Enjoy, JEFF

2019 Kumeu River Rays Road Sauvignon Blanc

A cancelled export order from one of country's finest producers!

Sale
Elsewhere $26.99
$16.99
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Store Stock Level*
Lunn Ave Superstore High
Constellation Drive Superstore High

* Under the current restrictions we are not able to offer our normal 2 hour Click & Collect service. You will receive an email confirming when your order is ready and waiting to be collected. Please wait for this email, do not try and collect your order before this and follow the instructions given.

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Further Information

Brand Kumeu River
Region Kumeu
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.0%
Vintage 2019
Country New Zealand
Vegan
Vegetarian

Description

In 2007, on a north facing slope in the Hawkes Bay, with soils laden with limestone, Pascal Jolivet, of Sancerre, and John Hancock, of Trinity Hill, planted a vineyard of Sauvignon Blanc with the idea to make an Antipodean Sancerre... More textural and mineral driven style than Marlborough Sauvie. In 2018 was sold to Kumeu River who wanted to replant the Sauv Blanc with Chardonnay, but given the belief in the vineyard of Pascal Jolivet, the KR team decided to try their hand at their version of Sauvignon Blanc. A flinty and textural wine, rich with lime, tropical fruit and a salty minerality. This parcel was bound for overseas, but given the turmoil with international shipping currently, Fine Wine Delivery has managed to secure it at a most wonderful price. The perfect gift for Christmas from Fine Wine Delivery.

Smells

Ripe tropical fruits, guava and lime zest for days.

Tastes

Big whollops of fruit on the palate, guava and gooseberries. Really zippy lime zest acidity and a limestone minerality keeps it very interesting. Drink now BBQed snapper!

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