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.
Usually the most flamboyant wine when young, the 2017 Coddington has a beautiful nose more fragrant and citrusy than usual for Coddington. This is a common thread through all the 2017 Chardonnays. The palate is classic Coddington with the density, concentration and luscious creaminess we expect from this wine. Deceptively easy to drink at this early stage this wine will no doubt take on lovely bottle age as it has done with previous vintages.
Hand harvested. Whole-bunch pressed. Indigenous yeast fermentation 100% barrel fermentation 100% malo-lactic fermentation 11 months maturation in barrel.