Chardonnay, Coddington, Kumeu – 2018
This wine is produced from a vineyard owned by Tim and Angela Coddington whose grapes have contributed to the blend of Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay since 1998. It is a vineyard that produces very rich and unctuous Chardonnay that we have long believed could make an excellent single vineyard wine. In 2006 we decided to give Coddington single vineyard status to reflect this vineyard’s unique character.
- Location: Coddington Vineyard Kumeu, Auckland
- Cultivation: Sustainable
- Size: 1.8 hectares (4.4 acres)
- Vine Age: Planted 1994
- Clones: 15
- Soil: Clay
- Elevation: Approximately 100 meters (328 feet)
- Exposure: North
- Training: VSP
100% barrel fermentation
100% malolactic fermentation
Aged 11 months in barrel
- Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay — 2018 – Wine Advocate – 91 Points
Tighter and more linear than usual, the 2018 Coddington Chardonnay boasts scents of pencil shavings set against a backdrop of grapefruit and pineapple. It's medium-bodied, crisp and focused, with a bright beam of acid and hints of citrus pith on the finish.
Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay – 2018 – James Suckling – 94 Points
This has very attractive richness and complexity. Fresh, nectarine and peach aromas and flavors are delivered in such energetically textural and powerful style. Impressive length and focus. Drink now. Screw cap.