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2021 | Kumeu River | Hunting Hill Chardonnay

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White Wine: 2021 | Kumeu River | Hunting Hill Chardonnay

Hunting Hill is very distinctive in its terroir typicity, with piercing lemon/lime fruit lift and florality on the nose, richness and volume in the mouth followed by lingering acidity and minerality on the finish. This is an absolute classic example of how great the Chardonnay grape can be: A beautifully powerful, yet elegant and complex wine.

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Producer: Kumeu River

Ratings: BC | 96  JS | 96

Vintage: 2021

Size: 750ml

ABV: 14%

Varietal: Chardonnay

    Country/Region: New Zealand, Auckland

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      Detailed Description

      Hunting Hill is very distinctive in its terroir typicity, with piercing lemon/lime fruit lift and florality on the nose, richness and volume in the mouth followed by lingering acidity and minerality on the finish. This is an absolute classic example of how great the Chardonnay grape can be: A beautifully powerful, yet elegant and complex wine.

        Reviews:

        • Bob Campbell: Concentrated, taut, Burgundy-like wine with grapefruit, oyster shell, lime blossom and a subtle seasoning of spicy oak supported by a tangy backbone of acidity. It has power, poise and purity.
        • James Suckling: This has aromas of flint, toast, jasmine, dried pineapples, lemons and sea shells. Some cardamom and salted butter. Classy and driven, with a medium to full body and tight, sleek layers. Perfumed and bright. Everything in balance.

        Producer Information

        Kumeu River is a New Zealand wine estate located just outside the town of Kumeu, 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) northwest of central Auckland. It is particularly known for its Burgundian-style Chardonnay, of which it produces several expressions. The wines are critical favorites having received various international awards and accolades. In 2014, a landmark blind tasting in London resulted in four of Kumeu's Chardonnay wines triumphing over various top white Burgundy producers. Despite being well north of New Zealand's other viticultural regions, Kumeu is kept cool by its proximity to the Tasman Sea to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east. This helps the estate develop aromatics in the early-ripening Chardonnay and Pinot Gris grape varieties. In addition to the estate in the Kumeu region, the Rays Road vineyard of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay was acquired in 2017, located in the Hawkes Bay region. The estate was founded by the Brajkovich family in 1944, seven years after they had emigrated from Croatia. In the 1980s that the company transitioned focus to high-quality production of Chardonnay.

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