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Kumeu River in Metro 100 Wines for Summer

08 December 11

Kumeu River gets four wines in Metro's Top 100

As well as the international accolades we are also very pleased to have four wines in the Metro magazine 100 wines for summer. Through their tasting panel, Metro conducted a blind tasting of several hundred wines in order to identify 100 top wines for every summer occasion. In the Metro 100 wines is: 2009 Kumeu River Mate’s Vineyard Chardonnay, 2009 Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay, 2009 Kumeu River Pinot Gris and 2009 Kumeu River Village Chardonnay. The Mate’s Vineyard was considered the best white wine overall and the Village Chardonnay in the top 10 best values. It is very pleasing to get accolades for wines that are reasonably available.

2009 Kumeu River Mate’s Vineyard Chardonnay

Exotic fruit characters mingle with spicy oak and savoury secondary characters. A big, powerful wines, concentrated and deep, yet with great structure and a fine elegant finish. A special wine for enjoying at Christmas dinner and with well-chosen friends.

2009 Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay

Very pale in colour, with a smoky, minerally nose, in the mouth it is full and multi-layered, yet with a tight, linear structure. Altogether a very complex and stylish wine for that special occasion.

2009 KR Village Chardonnay

A really good example of mid-weight Chardonnay. With no one feature dominating, but instead all the elements working in harmony. There is a hint of creamy malo, and some toasty oak, but also a nice balance between sweet fruit and savoury secondary characters. Great value.

2009 Kumeu River Pinot Gris

Baked apple and honey aromas, with an interesting savoury-cum-earthy undertone. A fuller-bodied example of Pinot Gris, with a touch of creamy oak. Just off dry, a generous and supple style to enjoy alongside food.