2009 Sauvignon Blanc. Kumeu
The fruit for this wine was grown on our home vineyard at Kumeu. The Sauvignon Blanc grapes were cold fermented and the wine is un-oaked to retain its essential vibrancy. Our wine is a straw colour, with luscious ripe tropical fruit flavours balancing with a zestiness enhancing the capsicum and tropical lime aromas. Produced in a very ripe style, the palate is weighty, with great structure and length. Ready to drink now, it will also benefit from aging. This wine loves to accompany lighter meats, pasta and seafood.
- Cellaring: 1 - 4 Years.
- Alc. 12.6% vol.
2009 Thelma Grace Chardonnay. Kumeu.. Very Very Lightly oaked
This is a new wine style to our range.This chardonnay has been very very very lightly oaked which gives roundness to the wine and adds complexity.The grapes were grown on our home vineyard at Kumeu. Classic Mendoza fruit. Light straw in colour, with peach and apricot aromas combining with a citrus lime finish. Further complex characters will develop with aging just as they did for Wendy's Mother to whom this wine is dedicated. This chic and sassy Kumeu chardonnay will enhance the enjoyment of most foods, especially chicken, fish and pasta dishes. SCREWCAP CLOSURE.<br />
- Cellaring: 1 - 5 Years.
- Alc. 13.00% vol.
2007 Limited Release Chardonnay. Kumeu
The fruit for this wine was grown on our home vineyard at Kumeu, and displays the tropical fruit characters distinctive of this heritage wine region.
100% barrel fermented in French an American oak. The wine underwent gentle malolactic fermentation to give a balance of creamy flavour to the citrus notes.
Twelve months maturation in barrigues with weekly barrel attention has produced this wine, nicely straw in colour, with creamy peach characters dominating the aroma. The weighty Mendoza fruit ensures the full lingering finish. This stylish Kumeu Chardonnay will enhance the enjoyment of most foods.
- Cellaring: 1 to 5.
- Alc. 13.5% vol.
2011 Bella Rosa Kumeu
This Rose' wine we first made in 2009 and has been a hit from the first sip. The 2011 vintage is also made from our famous Pinotage grapes,
the juice was allowed to spend a few hours in contact with the skins
before the it was pressed off for fermentation. This enabled the juice
to pick up a delicate rose petal pink colour. It is
very difficult to judge this amount of time for skin contact. If contact
is too long the wine is too dark. If too short the colour is too light.
Add some red wine I hear you say, the problem with this is you also add
back tannin, which makes this gentle wine hard on the palate. We feel
we got this skin contact time spot on!
A delicate light salmon pink in colour, with the classic Rose' bouquet of rose petal with raspberry, Turkish delight and a hint of mandarin on the finish. Just a touch of sweetness.
SERVE CHILLED. This wine fills your mouth with pleasure.
- Cellaring: 1-5 Years.
- Off Dry
- Alc. 12.4% vol.
2008 Pinotage "P'08" Kumeu
Pinotage 2008 P'08. The fruit for this wine was grown on our home vineyard at Kumeu. The juice was cold macerated for three days before fermentation and hand plunged during fermentation in the classic open vat method. It was then racked into French and American barrels for malolactic fermentation. Bright crimson red to the eye and to the nose, fresh wild berry fruits and that ever present earthy spice accent. The palate is well structured, velvety warm with lifted vibrant primary fruit characters.This classic Kumeu Pinotage is ready now and will develop further varietal complexities with time. Enjoy it summer long on the verandah with friends for a cruisy afternoon. Great with soups, pasta, game and other meats. Try it with chocolate and fruit cake.
- Cellaring: 1 - 6 years.
- Alc. 12.2% vol.
2006 Cabernet Sauvignon. Kumeu
Grapes harvested April 2006.
This Cabernet Sauvignon was grown on our home vineyard at Kumeu. Hand and foot plunged 4 times per day during fermentation, the wine was macerated (held on the skins ) for 10 days after fermentation to maximmise extraction of tannins and fruit flavours. Only light pressings were taken, and following the malo-lactic fermentation the wine was aged for 11 months in a combination of both new and 2 year old French and American oak bariques.
The resulting wine is bright crimson red colour; wild cherry berry, peppery characters dominate the nose. There is also an under-layer of earthiness, and those characters follow through on to the palate. The soft fruit tannins along with the finely intergrated oak and balanced structure make for a harmonius wine offering complex fruit and oak characters. The mid palate is warm, rich and sweet, the finish long and savoury.
Enjoy our Cabernet Sauvignon with red meats, cheeses and big buxom breads etc. Drinking well now. This wine will develop more complexities with age.
- Cellaring: 1 to 6 years.
- Alc. 12.7% vol.
2010 Twenty Two Dessert Wine Kumeu
This wine is called "Twenty Two" because 2010 is the first year in twenty two vintages that we have had such a long, hot, dry summer and autumn. This enabled us to hang the grapes on the vine until late May, harvesting about five weeks later than normal for these vines. This is a late harvest sweet wine from Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes, giving honey and orange marmalade flavours. Although sweet the acidity of Sauvignon Blanc gives a crisp finish with no cloying. This is a delicious dessert wine or pre-dinner aperitif. 375ml bottles. Only 1500 bottles made.
- Cellaring: 1 to 10 years.
- Dessert wine
- Alc. 10% vol.
2010 Sweet Summer Wine Kumeu "Art Series Label"
This wine is called Kerr Farm Sweet Summer Wine. It is the same wine as the Twenty Two above but is part of our new "Art Series" labels. Selected wines will be labelled with designer labels, in restricted quantities. The 22 theme continues on this label with a 22 on the back of the surfers swimmers. The famous surfing beach of Muriwai is close by to Kerr Farm Vineyard.The wine is called Twenty Two because 2010 is the first year in twenty
two vintages that we have had such a long, hot, dry summer and autumn.
This enabled us to hang the grapes on the vine until late May,
harvesting about five weeks later than normal for these vines. This is a
late harvest sweet wine from Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes,
giving honey and orange marmalade flavours. Although sweet, the acidity
of Sauvignon Blanc gives a crisp finish with no cloying. This is a
delicious dessert wine or pre-dinner aperitif. 375ml bottles.
- Cellaring: 1 to 10 years.
- Alc. 10% vol.