Kumeu River 'Coddington' Chardonnay 2022

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Kumeu River 'Coddington' Chardonnay 2022

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Kumeu River, located in New Zealand's Auckland region, is renowned for producing some of the country's most distinguished Chardonnays. The winery, operated by the Brajkovich family, has gained international acclaim for its wines, which are often compared favorably to fine Burgundies. The 'Coddington' vineyard, in particular, is known for yielding Chardonnay grapes that produce wines of great intensity and character. The 2022 vintage of the 'Coddington' Chardonnay continues this tradition of excellence, embodying the quality and distinctive style that have become synonymous with Kumeu River.

Wine: Kumeu River 'Coddington' Chardonnay 2022

Appearance: Exhibits a bright, golden hue, indicative of its richness and concentration.

Aroma: The nose is enveloped in a bouquet of ripe peaches, nectarines, and citrus zest, intertwined with hints of vanilla and toasted brioche, reflecting the careful use of oak.

Taste: On the palate, the wine reveals a luxurious texture and a depth of flavor. It offers a harmonious blend of stone fruit and citrus notes, complemented by creamy oak and a minerally backbone. The wine is well-balanced, with a refreshing acidity that provides structure and longevity.

Finish: The finish is long and satisfying, with lingering flavors of fruit and subtle oak, showcasing the wine's complexity and finesse.

Food Pairings:

  1. Pulled Pork Croquettes with Manchego, Bechamel, Mesquite, and Tomato Chutney: The wine's rich texture and balanced acidity will complement the savory flavors of the pork and the creamy textures of the cheese and bechamel, while its nuanced flavors will enhance the tomato chutney.

  2. Truffle Gnocchi with Wild Fungi, Provolone, Parsley, Cavolo Nero, and Garlic Butter Sugo: The 'Coddington' Chardonnay's buttery notes and complex profile will pair beautifully with the earthy truffle and wild fungi, while its elegant structure will harmonize with the creamy textures and herbal notes of the dish.

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Tasting notes from our sommeliers:

Well balanced, medium in acidity, notes of citrus with peach and apricot. Smooth, complex.

Country: New Zealand | Region: Kumeu, Auckland

Winemaker: Kumeu River | Vintage: 2022

Style: White | Variety: Chardonnay

Primary Flavours: Oak, Peach, and Lemon

Acidity: 3.5 | Sweetness: 2.0 | Tannin: 0.0 | Body: 3.5 | Alcohol: 3.0

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