Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay 2022
The Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay is produced from a vineyard owned by Tim and Angela Coddington and 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 the team at Kumeu have long believed could make an excellent single vineyard wine. In 2006 it was decided to give Coddington single vineyard status to reflect this vineyard’s unique character. The 2022 vintage continues the run of excellent vintages. Harvested in perfect conditions the 2022 Coddington shows a step up from what we have seen in the past from this vineyard. The wine is beautifully ripe in the yellow peach and apricot spectrum, with a background of toasted oak and caramelised hazelnut. It is the biggest style in our range, and satisfyingly rich as such, but also nicely balanced with its acidity.