How New Zealand’s Chardonnays are taking on Burgundy, and winning
Burgundy wines can be insanely expensive. However, for wine lovers willing to explore further afield, less pricey substitutes can be found. In May last year, a New Zealand vs Burgundy blind tasting was organised in London, testing Kumeu River chardonnays against their Burgundy equivalents. The Burgundy line-up included such highly regarded names as Comtes Lafon, Leflaive, Drouhin, Girardin, Sauzet and Fontaine-Gagnard.