We woke up this morning to hear about another blind tasting in London where Kumeu River was among some of the finest white Burgundy money can buy.
We were not aware of the tasting but clearly one of our wines was part of it. The tasting was organised by UK based oenophiles Keith Prothero and Paul Day. The idea was simple… Keith Prothero would pitch 10 of the world’s best New World Chardonnays against 10 of Burgundies finest with no price limit set for either camp but with wines being drawn from recent vintages, mostly post-2011, and all commercially available in the UK. They invited a number of guest including Neil Martin, some Maters of Wine and wine enthusiast that love Burgundy.
Greg Sherwood MW was at the tasting and he describes the event in his blog here
New Zealand Chardonnay showed extremely well with Kumeu River Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay and Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay in the top 5.