2015 Kumeu River Pinot Gris

2015 Kumeu River Pinot Gris

4 Stars Richard Caro
2015 Kumeu River Pinot Gris
4 Stars Richard Caro

In stock

A delicious but 'serious' Pinot Gris from the masters as Kumeu river. They are world famous for Chardonnay but their Pinot Gris is also a high-achiever. While the rest of NZ catches up to Pinot Gris that's dryish but textural (i.e. like Alsace), Kumeu has been doing it for years and from vines that just get older and better. No oak but good lees contact make this mouth filling, rich and weighty with beautiful perfume too. Versatile and tasty - serious gear for Gris lovers and anyone really.

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Pinot Gris

Its Origins

In 1938 Maté Brajkovich arrived in New Zealand with his parents, who settled in Kumeu and in 1944 bought a small vineyard which would later become Kumeu River wines. For a few decades Maté mostly made simple fortified and sparkling wines. It wasn't until 1982 however, when Matés son Michael took over, that the wines would really start to turn heads. Michael and his siblings began to transform the vineyard and vinification practices to more considered, traditional ways, with hand harvesting, improved drainage, judicious use of oak and only using the wild yeast present in the vineyard to bring a sharper definition of terroir into the wines. Matés vineyard is the original land bought in 1944, re-planted by Maté just before his death with low-yielding Mendoza clone Chardonnay in 1990.

What The Critics Say

4 Stars Michael Cooper (2014 vintage)

"This consistently attractive wine is grown at Kumeu, in West Auckland, aged on its yeast lees, but not oak-matured. Made in a medium-dry style, it is typically floral and weighty, with a slightly oily texture, finely balanced acidity and peach, pear and spice aromas and flavours, vibrant and rich. The 2014 vintage (4*) is fleshy, ripe and rounded, in a mouthfilling style with a touch of complexity, excellent depth of peachy, slightly spicy flavours and an off-dry (9 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Gris

  • Colour


  • Region

    Auckland & Waiheke Island

  • Closure


  • Volume


This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK



Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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