2015 Coopers Creek SV "Little Rascal" Arneis

91 Points Richard Caro
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A cheap pirce for a local icon of Arneis! The Little Rascal is named from the Italian origin of the word Arneis, the grape being a bit of devil in the vineyard. But this slight impracticality seems to invest the wine with a charmingly quixotic nature - sometimes it feels plush with stonefruit and subtle tropicals, others it feels taught, citric and mineral. Coopers basically made this grape known in NZ, with this vintage a moderately luscious style. Great value for this discount price.
Elsewhere up to $22.99 Save $6.00 $16.99 in mixed 6+ or $18.99 per bottle



Its Origins

Founded in 1980 by Andrew and Cynthia Hendry when the New Zealand wine industry was small and relatively unknown, Coopers Creek Vineyard has grown and matured over three decades into a top class winery with a strong international presence. It continues to innovate, particularly with new wine styles, introducing and pioneering promising new grape varieties that are ideal for cool climate regions. Viognier, Albariño, Arneis, Grüner Veltliner, Marsanne and Montepulciano are new varieties for New Zealand, but heading for stardom. Coopers Creek is satisfying a growing demand for these stylish varieties in addition to its longstanding pedigree with Chardonnay, Syrah and Bordeaux reds.

What The Critics Say

4 Stars Michael Cooper

"Top years are richly scented, with substantial alcohol and strong, slightly spicy and herbal flavours. The 2015 vintage (4*) is delicately scented, with good weight, generous, citrusy, slightly peachy and spicy flavours, fresh acidity and a lingering, dryish (5.6 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish." Drink 2017 - 2019

93/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim (2014 vintage)

"This is really good. Elegant yet flavoursome, the bouquet shows nectarine, rockmelon, mandarin and floral characters, followed by a succulent palate that is beautifully weighted and rounded. The wine offers appealing fruit richness backed by juicy acidity, making it inviting and tasty. At its best: now to 2018. $22.00. www.cooperscreek.co.nz. Dec 2015." Drink 2015 - 2018

4.5 Stars Winestate Magazine (2014 vintage)
Variety Arneis
Region Gisborne
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2017 - 2019

This Wine Goes Well With

with FISH



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