2020 - Kumeu River Ray's Road Chardonnay
Colour
White
Producer
Kumeu River
Region
Kumeu
Drinking
2022 - 2027
Case size
12x75cl

2020 KUMEU RIVER RAY'S ROAD CHARDONNAY - 12x75cl

Colour
White
Producer
Kumeu River
Region
Kumeu
Drinking
2022 - 2027
Case size
12x75cl

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Tasting Notes

  • VIN

    Vinous, November 2020,
    Score: 88

    In 2017, Kumeu River spread its wings to Hawke's Bay, purchasing Rays Road, a site on limestone at 180 meters in altitude. The 2020 Chardonnay Rays Road displays a fuller style, offering breadth and a smooth embrace. There are subtle aromatics – this is Chardonnay, after all – suggesting Golden Delicious apples meeting beeswax and shortbread, and modest concentration and length. The wine’s appeal is in its textural, mouth-coating finish. Drink 2021-2025

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, June 2021,
    Score: 17

    Neat and well integrated, quite restrained. And already very accessible though with light, fine tannins and quite opulent fruit on the front palate. Sprightly. Lemon-pastille flavour. Very long. Beautifully made. Drink 2021-2027.

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Producer

Kumeu River

Kumeu River is one of the longest established and most recognised producers in New Zealand. Founded in 1944 by Mick Brajkovich, a Croatian immigrant, the estate was one of the early pioneers in Auckland that helped establish the country as an excellent wine producing area. Today, second and third generations work the 30 hectares of vines planted on clay and limestone soils. Winemaker Michael Brajkovich, who was also New Zealand’s first Master of Wine, harvests all the grapes by hand and uses traditional Burgundian methods such as barrel fermentation. Kumeu River's Chardonnays have won many accolades the world over. From their entry level Chardonnay to their single vineyard wines, which have been mistaken by top critics for some very smart Meursaults, Chassagnes and Pulignys, they represent fantastic value for money.