Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay


This typically powerful, rich wine is grown in the Coddington Vineyard, between Huapai and Waimauku. The grapes, cultivated on a clay hillside, achieve an advanced level of ripeness (described by Kumeu River as ‘flamboyant, unctuous, peachy’). Mouthfilling, complex and slightly nutty, it’s typically a lusher, softer wine than its Hunting Hill stablemate (below). The 2019 vintage (5*) was hand-picked, fermented with indigenous yeasts in French oak barriques and wood-matured for 11 months. Showing the weighty, concentrated, sweet-fruited style typical of the site, it is a powerful, rich and youthful wine with deep, ripe, citrusy, peachy flavours, mealy and biscuity notes adding complexity, finely balanced acidity, and a very harmonious, long, dry finish. A top vintage, it should be at its best 2023+.


Price: $55.00 NZD
Value for Money: AV
Rating: 5 Stars
Sweetness: DRY
Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay

This is a Potential Classic

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