2021 Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay

95 Points Bob Campbell MW
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A premium single-vineyard wine from Auckland Chardonnay legends, Kumeu River. Named after the owners of the vineyard, the Coddington has been separately labelled since 2006 due to the exceptional quality being produced. While elegant like all the Kumeu River whites, the Coddington is celebrated for a slightly richer and more creamy Meursault-like texture. It cellars beautifully but will also appeal at a younger stage than its stablemates. Seriously delicious!
$59.99 in mixed 6+ or $66.99 per bottle



Its Origins

In 1938 Maté Brajkovich arrived in New Zealand with his parents, who settled in Kumeu and in 1944 bought a small vineyard which would later become Kumeu River wines. For a few decades Maté mostly made simple fortified and sparkling wines. It wasn't until 1982 however, when Matés son Michael took over, that the wines would really start to turn heads. Michael and his siblings began to transform the vineyard and vinification practices to more considered, traditional ways, with hand harvesting, improved drainage, judicious use of oak and only using the wild yeast present in the vineyard to bring a sharper definition of terroir into the wines. Matés vineyard is the original land bought in 1944, re-planted by Maté just before his death with low-yielding Mendoza clone Chardonnay in 1990.

What The Critics Say

95/100 Bob Campbell

"Ripe stone fruit/peach/nectarine flavours with nutty oak, vanilla, and bready yeast lees flavours. Complex and accessible wine that would benefit from a little bottle age but is deliciously accessible now. Drink 2022 to 2027."

Variety Chardonnay
Region Auckland & Waiheke Island
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2022 - 2030

This Wine Goes Well With

with FISH
with PORK



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