Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Country: New Zealand
Vinification: Hand harvested, whole-bunch pressed, indigenous yeast fermentation, 100% barrel fermentation, 100% malo-lactic fermentation
Ageing/Maturation: 11 months maturation in barrel
Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2015
The vineyard produces very rich Chardonnay and from 2006 it has been used to make the excellent single vineyard Coddington Chardonnay which reflects the vineyard’s unique character. Delightfully clean, rich, generous with typical ripe peach and tropical fruit flavours. The palate is forward with a silky, luxurious, creamy texture, lovely balancing acidity and a long and intense finish. If you like something with a bit of age, then this is for you. Try with a tasty smoked haddock and pea risotto for a taste sensation.
Wine Advocate - 92 points
The Brajkovich family relocated from Croatia and soon became the founding family of the wine industry in New Zealand. After years of growth and development, their winery Kumeu River produces over 250,000 bottles a year. Kumeu River is internationally recognised for making fine quality non-Burgundy Chardonnay.