Kumeu River Sauvignon Blanc 2007
$2599each
$311DOZEN
WineryKumeu River
Fruit Sauvignon Blanc
Regions Auckland
  New Zealand
Each $25.99
$311.00
Currently out of stock
Kumeu River winery was established during the war years by European migrants and has developed a repute for producing delicious wines in Burgundian styling. Winemaker Michael Brajkovich Master of Wine, is most famous for his internationally renowned Chardys, he has endeavoured to produce a distinct and refined Sauvignon Blanc that also displays stylistic charm. The resulting wine is just that. The aroma is a pungent and zingy expression of fruit, with a palate of concentrated flavours, a rich texture and balanced acidity.
Fruit was sourced from high quality Sauvignon Blanc vineyards and transported to Kumeu for fermentation and elevage. Perfect condition of the grapes meant that this wine saw a little more new oak than usual (25%). The winemaking team sought unique batches of grapes, to produce something that moves away from the unfortunate trend of dilute, high-yield beverage style NZ Sauvignon Blancs. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts to develop richness and complexity. The finished wine is an out there Sauvignon Blanc, showing the class and complexity which New Zealand whites are capable of, with a distinctive Kumeu River stylistic approach.
TASTING NOTES
Enticing pale green, golden yellow hues. The beautiful sweetgrass aromas along with the silky textural richness are distinct characteristics of the wine even at this young stage. Vineyard derived palate of mineral and vegetable, tropical fruit, underlying matchstick and flint. A length of varietal gooseberry and lychee, supported by cleansing acidity all the way to the fine finish.
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More About Kumeu River Winery
Kumeu River Wines was established in 1944 when the Brajkovich family settled at Kumeu, 20 km northwest of Auckland City
The family migrated from Yugoslavia in 1938 and had been working in the far Northern part of New Zealand digging kauri gum. After moving to Henderson, in West Auckland, in the early 1940s, they worked on vineyards and orchards in the area and saved enough money to buy a property with a small existing vineyard at Kumeu. Mick Brajkovich died in 1949, but Mat and Kat continued to tend the vines, make the wine and build the reputation of this fledgling wine company that became known as San Marino Vineyards. In 1958 Mat married Melba Sutich from Dargaville, whose antecedents also came from the Dalmatian coast. Kumeu River»