2019 Kumeu River Pinot Gris

2019 Kumeu River Pinot Gris

93 Points Cameron Douglas MS
2019 Kumeu River Pinot Gris
93 Points Cameron Douglas MS

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A delicious but 'serious' Pinot Gris from the masters at Kumeu River. They are world famous for Chardonnay but their Pinot Gris is also a high-achiever. Close to dry but richly textured, Kumeu has been doing this somewhat Alsatian style for years...from vines that only get older and better. With no oak but good lees contact, this is mouth-filling and weighty with beautiful perfume as well. Versatile and tasty - serious gear for Gris lovers and everyone else.

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$25.99 in mixed 6+ or $28.99 per bottle



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

93/100 Cameron Douglas MS

"Very attractive bouquet with enticing aromatic of pure white fleshed fruits and spice, thick skinned Asian pear then red and golden apple. These aromas turn into pristine and precise flavours on the palate with a lush core of fruit, contrasting acid line and lengthy finish. Delicious!" Drink 2020 - 2022+

92/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Pure, precise pinot gris with apple, pear and lime zest flavours. A crisp, dry wine with a backbone of lively acidity. A stylish and accessible wine - very appealing. Good food wine. 19 MAR 2020." Drink 2019 - 2023

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Gris

  • Colour


  • Region

    Auckland & Waiheke Island

  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Alcohol


  • Maturity

    2019 - 2023

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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