Kumeu River Chardonnay is drawn from six different vineyard sites. The winery carefully selects only the very best grapes from these vineyards for the Kumeu River label.
Yields in 2005 were down as a result of a spring frost in September 2004. The early part of the summer was cool, but the remainder of the summer was perfect, and the grapes achieved a lovely ripeness.
The wine is very tight and concentrated with hints of peach and a typical mealiness that is seen in Kumeu River Chardonnay. It is powerful, with a silky texture and great length of flavor.