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KUMEU RIVER Estate Chardonnay 2018

(Kumeu, New Zealand) $35

Kumeu River makes two of the most impressive chardonnays in New Zealand—the Kumeu River estate chardonnay and the vineyard-designated Maté’s Vineyard. Both are distinctive, artisanal, and an expression of New Zealand chardonnay through the looking glass of Burgundy. In particular I love the estate wine for its scrumptious earthy/vanilla richness and saline minerality that’s reminiscent of Grand Cru Chablis.  The sense of purity in the wine is evident in every sip. The Maté’s Vineyard is the slightly more powerful and more expensive of the two chardonnays. Kumeu River is owned by the Brajkovich family, who arrived in New Zealand from Croatia in 1937. Winemaker Michael Brajkovich is New Zealand’s first Master of Wine. (13% abv)

 

95 points KM

Available at Canal's Discount Liquors of Mt. Ephraim

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