Other North Island New Zealand

2012 Kumeu River Mate's Chardonnay

Chardonnay; White Wine

2012 Kumeu River Mate's Chardonnay

Kumeu, New Zealand

94+ WA

10+ bottles available.
This is the 20th vintage we have made of Mate's Vineyard with the low-yielding Mendoza clone Chardonnay and this is the only remaining vineyard we have planted with the Mendoza clone. The vine age and the distinctive characteristics of this clone help give Mate's Vineyard its unique character. This vineyard has always displayed a lifted fruit aroma reminiscent of ripe pears, but with a mineral edge. The palate is always long and concentrated. The 2012 vintage has given a wine that shows the complexity and concentration we expect from this vineyard with great tautness and length on the palate. This will evolve beautifully over the next 6 to 8 years and beyond.


$49.49 as part of a mixed case.