Kumeu River (Kumeu) Village 2020 Chardonnay
Kumeu River Wines and the owners, the Brajkovich family, are icons of the New Zealand wine industry. This Chardonnay consistently over delivers for its modest price tag!!
"Showing lively lime and lemon aromas and a flinty, mineral edginess with hints of fig and white peach.The weighty mid-palate shows peachy ripeness along with crisp acid that gives the wine a refreshing cleansing quality.
Produced from hand harvested grapes grown in Kumeu and Hawke's Bay, this wine was fermented 45% in old French oak barriques and 55% in stainless steel tanks. The barrel fermentation provides some richness but very little oak in influence."