2020 Kumeu River Pinot Gris
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
Bob Campbell MW
"Crisp, tangy, high-energy pinot gris with green apple, pear and subtle white flower flavours supported by assertive acidity and very fine tannins." Drink 2021 - 2025
93/100 Cameron Douglas MS (2019 vintage)
"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!"
|Region||Auckland & Waiheke Island|
|Maturity||2021 - 2025|
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