• Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2012 93

    Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2012

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    Top 100 Wine of 2015~ Wine Spectator

    93pts

    "Sleek and generous, with peach, pear, spice and honey notes, supported by refreshing, vibrant acidity" ~ Wine Spectator

    One of the best Burgundian style Chardonnays outside of France.  The quality level is off the charts in a very unassuming package. Everything is lovingly executed from wild yeast fermentation to barrel selection.  These wines can age just like 1er Cru & Grand Cru white Burgundy.

    Fill your glasses and tuck into a tub of salmon rillettes sprinkled with chopped chives, with baguette toasts on the side. Roast chicken with tangerines, garlic, white wine and rosemary is a perfect act 2 to the rillettes. Some grilled carrots and zucchini on the side, over a little jasmine rice won't hurt either. If you're more in the mood for shellfish, how about crab cakes with a creamy horseradish sauce? The acidity of the wine is perfect for any creamy or buttery sauce. This Kumeu River is great with brunchy egg dishes. We suggest poached eggs, fresh croutons and (bacon) lardons over a curly endive salad. Or, put all that on a grilled flatbread drizzled with some EVOO and feel the happy.

    Wine Spectator:  "Sleek and generous, with peach, pear, spice and honey notes, supported by refreshing, vibrant acidity. The spice and toasted nut notes gain momentum on the long, lingering finish. Drink now through 2022."Oct 2015

    Winery:  "The Estate Chardonnay from this vintage is ripe, rich and beautifully concentrated. The beautiful peach and hazelnut aromas, along with the rich, silky texture are distinct characteristics that are expected from this wine."

    Bottle:
    750ml
    Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
    Alcohol %:
    13.5
    Total Acidity g/L:
    5.7
    pH: 3.26
    Aging: 11 months in French barriques (20% new, remainder up to 5 years), then 6-8 months in tank after being removed from barrel
    Region:                 
    New Zealand