Goedhuis, August 2021
Beautiful nose of fresh white peaches mixed with heady floral aromatics and summer honeysuckle. The palate is so fresh and alive, there is a great balance of stone fruits, citrus, hints of ginger and a wonderful chalky mineral note. Extremely refreshing and keenly priced, it is the perfect go-to everyday drinking wine. This is fantastic and would be at home with most types of foods as well as being utterly delicious by itself. Drink now.
Matthew Jukes, August 2021,
Drinking now and looking rather sleek and sexy already, you will not be surprised to hear that this is a PG made with Chardonnay hands. Not too rich, nicely spicy and with the merest hint of exoticism, other than that this is a Chardy in PG’s clothing and that makes it another winner.
Kumeu River is one the longest established and most recognised producers in New Zealand. Founded in 1944 by Mick Brajkovich, a Croatian immigrant, it was one of the early pioneers in Auckland that helped establish the country as an excellent wine producing area. Today it is the third and second generations who 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, they represent fantastic value for money. The single vineyard wines even been mistaken by top critics for some very smart Meursaults, Chassagnes and Pulignys, yet cost a fraction of the price.