This is one rich viognier! A silver medal winner and a 4-star Best Buy from Cuisine Magazine! The Coopers Creek Classic Gisborne Viognier 2008 is brought to you today for just $9.50 a bottle and at such a sharp price you know it won't be hanging around for long!
The wine is straw coloured with and light gold tints. Stonefruit dominates the nose of this wine; peaches, nectarines, apricots. Mingled with this are floral notes (lemon flower and orange flower) backed by gentle spice notes.
Viognier is a low acid variety so the palate is broad, rich and weighty. The wine coats the tongue from front to back and side to side and the finish lasts and lasts. The wine is technically dry, but the fruit character is so strong that it gives the appearance of sweetness. This adds to the flavour intensity and length.
Gisborne had a cracker of a summer in 2008. This 2008 Gisborne Viognier is based on a single parcel of fruit from the Bell Family Vineyard in Hexton. The fruit was juiced in Gisborne and then tankered to Auckland for vinification. Fermentation was undertaken in tank and then at dryness the wine was transferred to seasoned oak for a number of months aging on fermentation lees. In July 2008 the wine was assembled in tank, stabilised and then bottled.
Cooper's Creek always make amazing wines, here's your chance to sample their brilliant, awarded, Silver Medal 2008 Viognier.
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