2016 Coopers Creek SV Gisborne Viognier
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
Winemaker notes on current vintage
"This wine is very pale in its youth, but with time will develop straw and light gold tints. Very typical Viognier aromas of peach and apricot blossom and ripe stonefruit. Along with this there is a degree of complexity that we seldom see in New Zealand wines. We use the wines of Condrieu as our benchmark for this variety and aromatically this wine is trending in that direction. This is a big rich wine. Like all good Viognier, the palate is very broad and very long. There is a strong core of fruit sweetness running all the way through the wine."
90/100 wine Orbit, Sam Kim (2016 vintage)
"It is elegantly expressed on the nose displaying apricot, lemon peel, potpourri and subtle savoury/spicy complexity. The palate shows excellent mid palate weight and rich texture, wonderfully supported by generous fruit intensity and juicy acidity. A mouth-filling viognier with lovely fruit richness. $24.00. www.cooperscreek.co.nz. Oct 2016."
|Maturity||2018 - 2022|
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