Kumeu Village - 2021 Chardonnay - 750ml - Marlborough, New Zealand
Produced from hand harvested grapes grown in Kumeu and Hawkes Bay this wine was fermented in a combination old French oak barriques, stainless steel tanks.
The barrel fermentation provides some richness but very little oak in influence. Combined with the tank fermentation this allows the vibrant fruit to show through beautifully with lively lime and lemon aromas and a flinty, mineral edginess with hints of fig and white peach.
This wine is delightful as an aperitif, and even better to drink with fish and shellfish. It also has a level of drinkability that demands space constantly in your fridge.