|2009 Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay|
VINEYARD REGION: Kumeu, Auckland
Indigenous yeast fermentation
100% barrel fermentation
100% malo-lactic fermentation
11 months maturation in barrel
WINEMAKER: Michael Brajkovich, MW
PRICE: $ 30.00
Kumeu River Chardonnay is drawn from six different vineyard sites in the Kumeu Region. We are particularly careful in selecting only the very best grapes from these vineyards for our
Kumeu River Estate label.
The 2009 vintage was a little cooler than the previous two vintages and the wines are a little more restrained and delicate. The Estate Chardonnay was selected from the ripest parcels of Chardonnay we harvested in 2009. The wine is more restrained on the nose than the 2008 with citrus rather than peach notes but the texture, length of flavour and balance of the 2009 is close to perfect.
Very reminiscent of the beautiful 2004 Estate Chardonnay this wine is undoubtedly delicious to drink now but experience with vintages such as this also indicates that the wine will benefit from bottle age of 4 to 7 years