Kumeu River

Maté's Vineyard Chardonnay

9.214 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
Kumeu, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Medium lemon in colour. An intriguing classy nose showing funky leesy notes, nectarine, cashew nut, flint and gunsmoke - many nuances. Palate staining citric intensity. One of the world’s great new world Chardonnays - no exaggeration. Has become an annual purchase for me. Postscript:: Similar notes to the 2010 vintage 193 weeks ago. This year I bought the “Hunting Hill” and “Coddington” Cuvées for the first time. Will be interesting to see the differences.

Medium lemon in colour. An intriguing classy nose showing funky leesy notes, nectarine, cashew nut, flint and gunsmoke - many nuances. Palate staining citric intensity. One of the world’s great new world Chardonnays - no exaggeration. Has become an annual purchase for me. Postscript:: Similar notes to the 2010 vintage 193 weeks ago. This year I bought the “Hunting Hill” and “Coddington” Cuvées for the first time. Will be interesting to see the differences.

Oct 24th, 2020
Fredrik Finn

A very impressive wine. Five and half year after harvest and the wine is only in the only in the beginning of a very long journey. A layered, complex and intense nose, oozing of minerals with plenty of fruit to balance the oak. Powerful but never heavy, and athletic wine with a vibrant acidity, a broad mid palate and a long finish.. More Burgundian than most Burgundies, costs peanuts.

A very impressive wine. Five and half year after harvest and the wine is only in the only in the beginning of a very long journey. A layered, complex and intense nose, oozing of minerals with plenty of fruit to balance the oak. Powerful but never heavy, and athletic wine with a vibrant acidity, a broad mid palate and a long finish.. More Burgundian than most Burgundies, costs peanuts.

Dec 14th, 2017
Katie Canfield

Sublime with chicken, summer squash, and fingerling potatoes in the slow cooker with fino sherry sauce.

Sublime with chicken, summer squash, and fingerling potatoes in the slow cooker with fino sherry sauce.

Aug 9th, 2016
Big Wave Dave

Stone fruit on the nose with some citrus and oak coming through. Quite a big wine, lots of structure and lots going on. Good attack. Oak, acid, peach, dominate. Slightly disjointed at the moment but all the elements are there to coalesce with age.

Stone fruit on the nose with some citrus and oak coming through. Quite a big wine, lots of structure and lots going on. Good attack. Oak, acid, peach, dominate. Slightly disjointed at the moment but all the elements are there to coalesce with age.

Jul 15th, 2016
Thomas Jordan

A little oak with butter, pears, apples and a hint of effervescence.

A little oak with butter, pears, apples and a hint of effervescence.

Dec 6th, 2015
Kristin Freund

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Oct 2nd, 2016
Matt Courtney

Winemaker Arista Winery

9.0

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Matt had this 5 years ago

Oct 22nd, 2015
Nico J. Snyman

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Mar 7th, 2015
Carsten rudolph

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Oct 7th, 2019
Dennis Lin

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Jul 16th, 2016