Kumeu River Rays Road Pinot Noir 2018
Strong ripe cherry and other red-fruit aromas. The palate is supple, deceptively concentrated with a distinctive stony edge.
Kumeu River Wines encompasses 30 hectares of vineyards, predominantly clay soils overlying a sandstone base. These soil types help are ideal in that they retain sufficient water at depth, even during the summer months, to ensure the deep vine roots continue to hydrate the vine without excessive vigour. Therefore, the vineyard doesn’t require irrigation, a factor that is critical to the quality of Kumeu River’s grapes. One of the distinguishing factors of Kumeu River’s wines is all of the grapes are harvested by hand so sub-standard grapes are removed resulting in a net yield of purely high-quality grapes.