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Kumeu River Estate Chardonnaytext
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Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2014

Kumeu, North Island, New ZealandThis is sourced from six vineyards in Kumeu and spends time in 20 percent new oak. The striking reductive edge classic of this winery is showing strong in this wine, still in youth. Whole-bunch pressed and wild yeast fermented, this was entirely barrel fermented and through MLF before 11 months maturation in wood. Ample flint, stony spice, earthy lees, white asparagus and a flush of tangerine pith on the finish to tighten. Generous and broad, but kept bright with acidity, this structured wine has presence now, but will build with short term cellaring.Tasted: 23 January 2017Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 45.00 private wine shops Producer: Kumeu RiverDistributors: Vintage Corks Limited
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 117820UPC: 9416504004627