Kumeu River

Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay

$49.00

REGION

Auckland

VARIETY/TYPE

Chardonnay

VINTAGE

2018

ALCOHOL

13.5%

SIZE

750 ml

Palate: Crisp, Sour Lemon, Saline, Apple, Pear

Nose: Citrus, Brioche, Almond

Pairing: Shellfish, Seafood, Risotto, Creamy Pasta, Zucchini, Eggplant

THE VARIETY

Chardonnay

With roots that stem back to the Burgundy region in France, Chardonnay  is often regarded as  the greatest and most versatile white wine in the world. Now grown in a large array of climates, the varietal’s expression varies greatly, depending on the terrier. Cooler climates like Chablis create a lighter bodied wine with citrus notes and subtle minerality. Warmer climates, on the other hand, like Margaret River produce more generous and tropical wines. Seafood is a popular pairing. But Chardonnay also goes beautifully with warm and cold salads, cheese boards and white meats.

THE REGION

Auckland

Auckland is a large, geographically diverse area and one of New Zealand's oldest wine regions. It’s made up of three sub regions all of which share the volcanic, clay-rich soils and a maritime climate. The regions are known for producing rich, ripe merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, as well as smooth, fruity Chardonnay and Pinot Gris.