Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay 2022 HALF Bottle (37.5cl)


White, Auckland, New Zealand

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The Coddington Vineyard (owned by Tim and Angela Coddington, hence the name) is a ‘suntrap’. It’s the warmest and sunniest of all the vineyards, with the ripest grapes. This led the Kumeu River Estate to bottle as a ‘Single Vineyard’ wine rather than a blended wine.  The result is a beautifully ripe, balanced Chardonnay produced by Michael Brajkovich and his family from this legendary estate that has created a worldwide cult following.

TASTING NOTE: Soft golden straw colour in the glass. On the nose: Brimming with stone fruit, particularly peaches and apricots, hints of buttered toast and pressed limes. On the palate: It has a medium body, concentrated with a pristine freshness and good natural acidity, it has a decadent, peaches-and-cream t. It’s big on flavour and has a long, citrus-scented finish. 13.5% alcohol by volume.

FOOD PAIRING, STORING AND SERVICE: Kumeu River suggests enjoying this with seafood, pasta, or poultry dishes. We would recommend trying this fantastic wine with creamy chicken pasta. Or try this with a brunch dish of fresh grilled asparagus, poached egg, toasted nuts, and a creamy lemon hollandaise. Drink now or this will easily keep for 5-8 years in half bottle.

ABOUT: Michael Brajkovich and his family are based in an area just to the west of Auckland, New Zealand as well as owning vineyards in Hawke’s Bay, all on the North Island of New Zealand. They have been making single vineyard wines from each of their vineyards for the past seventy years, and also an estate blend from their six different sites which is this wine, the Estate Chardonnay. They have all regularly beaten top white, Burgundy wines in recent blind tastings line-ups, and in our view thoroughly deserve their title as the best white wines in New Zealand

See kumeuriver.co.nz for more information.

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13.5% ABV

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Half Bottle (37.5cl)