Kumeu River Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

1990 hat Maté Brajkovich das Land umgearbeitet und einen neuen Weinberg mit Chardonnay-Reben an der Stelle des ursprünglichen Weinbergs angepflanzt, den er und seine Familie im März 1944 gekauft hatten. Die ersten Trauben aus diesem Weinberg wurden im März 1993, dem Jahr nach dem Tod von Maté, geerntet . Der resultierende Wein wurde im November 1994 aus Anlass der Feiern zum 50. Jahrestag der Ankunft der Familie Brajkovich am Kumeu River veröffentlicht.

Der Wein hat feine Aromen von goldener Pfirsich und mineralische Noten, die man so nur von Mate´s Vineyard kennt. Am Gaumen ist der Geschmack jedoch sehr konzentriert und deutlich reicher als bei den anderen Weinen, wobei jedoch eine perfekte Balance und Frische erhalten bleibt, die diesen Wein auszeichnet und ihn wunderbar macht. Dies ist ein Wein von immenser Konzentration, der sehr langlebig sein wird.

Dieser Chardonnay wurde Handgeerntet, im ganzen Bündel gepresst und mit Indigener Hefe zu 100% Fass gegärt. 100% Malolaktische Fermentation und 11 Monate Reifezeit im Fass.

 

  • Weingut/Region/Lage: Kumeau River, Region Auckland, Mate's Vineyard Einzellage
  • Rebsorte: 100% Chardonnay
  • Typ: Weiß, trocken
  • Alkohol: 13,5% Vol.
  • Trinktemperatur: 12 - 14 C°     
  • Lagerfähigkeit: 2030+
  • Verschluss: Schraubverschluss
  • Enthält: Sulfite
  • Passt zu: Seafood, Huhn, Pasta, Risotto, Jakobsmuscheln
  • Import: New World Wineries, Viertorenstraat 7, 6212 GR Maastricht, Niederlande
Kumeu Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay

39,90 €

53,20 € / L
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Wine Reviews zu Kumeu River

"Maté's is usually the tightest, most linear of the KR Chards, and that's again the case. The 2016 Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay is marked by smoky new oak, but there's also pineapple and grapefruit notes that create a crisp, acidic spine. Draped off of that are hints of white peaches, roasted hazelnuts and tangerine. There's an almost briny zestiness to the lingering finish that sets it apart from the winery's other single-vineyard bottlings."

- Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.

A very composed and complete wine that has plenty of vibrant lively fruit freshness on the nose and a smoothly rendered array of ripe peach and nectarine fruits in the mouth. Some warm oak spice builds nicely into the finish. In good form. Drink now. Screw cap.

Score: 96

Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com, November 2017

The 2016 Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay is marked by smoky new oak, but there's also pineapple and grapefruit notes that create a crisp, acidic spine. Draped off of that are hints of white peaches, roasted hazelnuts and tangerine. There's an almost briny zestiness to the lingering finish that sets it apart from the winery's other single-vineyard bottlings. 2018 - 2028

Score: 94Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (235), February 2018

Behind the ripe fruit the apricot there is steely lemon freshness layers of flavour lots of complexity. Creamy in the middle the fleshy mango backed by hints of vanilla the back palate has a savoury zesty freshness some underlying flint the finish is long and lean. 2019-30

Score: 96Derek Smedley MW, DerekSmedleyMW.co.uk, September 201

Mehr Chardonnay von Kumeu River / Auckland

Mate's Vineyard is on a real role at the moment. The nose to this wine brings the ripeness of Coddington and the mineral steeliness of Hunting Hill to one wine. Ripe, juicy lemons and white stone fruit with a hint of stuck-match and underlying mineral coolness on the nose. The palate is riper, more expressive, with hints of guava and sweet, exotic spices. Creamy vanilla brings an almost buttercream richness and texture, turning lemon blossom to lemon curd and adding layer upon layer of visceral texture. As the finish approaches, this is cut through and refreshed by very bright, lively, zesty acidity, taming the exotic richness and bringing savoury balance to the wine. Whilst still very young, you can almost drink this now, but it has a great future ahead.

Score: 18Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, February 2018

Quite a concentrated chardonnay with lime, citrus, hazelnut, bran biscuit and a suggestion of tropical fruits, mango and pineapple. A weighty wine with impressive length and complexity. Good now but will obviously respond well to bottle-age.

Score: 96Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, August 2017

Intricate nose of dried grass, sweet lemon peel, green fig and dusty minerality. Real allure and intrigue, the palate is bright and fresh, linear and vibrant with a real generosity of flavour on the finish.

Score: 93+Greg Sherwood MW, gregsherwoodmw.com, October 2018

Hugely intense and liqueur-like. A bit like a Kumeu River Chardonnay compote. Really dense and jewelly and long. Almost flashy!
Drink 2019-2035

Score: 18Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, October 2018

This great chardonnay is just beginning to give its best. Cool and very fresh with lemon-blossom and lemon-curd character, married to considerable richness and animating acidity, this proves that New Zealand can play in the global chardonnay first league. Super fresh finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap.

Score: 95Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com, October 2018