A CLASSIC SUPERDEAL
This much loved entry level release from the iconic Kumeu River winery is an excellent option for chardonnay fans looking for a middleweight, fruit focused wine. It's so obviously chardonnay but sidesteps the heavier hand favoured by most other producers and offers The Advintage Faithful brilliant value at this superdeal price.
The winery writes "The 2023 Vintage was a tricky vintage with lower ripeness levels where careful selection was crucial. As a result the quantity produced was over 30% less than the 2022 vintage. Our own Rays Road vineyard in Hawkes Bay made up 88% of the final blend which gives the wine a distinct limestone edginess. The moderate alcohol level of 12.5% gives a wine of freshness with a lovely flinty texture. The citrus elements of Chardonnay shine through with a refreshing cleansing finish."