2019 Chardonnay Coddington
|Origin||New Zealand, North Island|
Firm and serious. Clean lines. A decisive feel. Bright sparks here. Delicious. Much more excitement and more energy than the Hunting Hill which has huge charm, but is broader. The Coddington is deep and layered, just so detailed - yet with great weight of spiced white fruit. A fantastic effort. L&S (Aug 2020)
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This is a punchy and chiseled Coddington with attractive peach and citrus-fruit aromas, as well as hazelnuts and white stones. The palate has a very focused, pure shape with a central spine of intense peach flavor, crisp phenolics and clenching acidity to close. Real drive here. Drink or hold. Screw cap. Rating: 96 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com (Feb 2021)
Every bit as thrilling as top-drawer Côte d’Or white burgundy, this gorgeous barrel fermented and aged chardonnay comes from Coddington, a grower’s vineyard, and was given plenty of TLC in the cellar. What you get is a sweet tobacco and hazelnut toast of a chardonnay that is very hard to beat.Jane MacQuitty, The Times (Feb 2021)
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.
The 2019 vintage was exceptional and has produced sensational Chardonnay across the board. The single-vineyard Coddington wine is strongly coloured and richly 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.Winemaker's notes (Jan 2021)
From the pioneering days to the establishment of the New Zealand wine industry to today, the Brajkovich family have been internationally recognised as producing world class wine. The Brajkovich family continue to harvest their grapes at Kumeu and refine their wine making skills.
The Brajkovichs are nationally recognised as a founding family of the New Zealand wine industry, and the current generation are internationally recognised as producing world class Chardonnay.
Just as the Brajkovich family has grown, so too has the winery itself. Extensions and additions mark the milestones that have seen business adapt and expand over the years. Today, the winery produces around 250,000 bottles annually from 30 hectares of its own vineyards in Kumeu, and another 10 hectares from local growers.
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