COOPERS CREEK ‘BIG & BUTTERY’ SV GISBORNE CHARDONNAY 2018 750ML

$17.99

Tasting Notes

Colour: Pale gold in the glass at bottling, but will slowly deepen with time.
Bouquet: Stonefruit and melon backed by vanillary oak and a buttered pop-corn character from the MLF.
Palate: Big, rich and weighty, yet with elegance and finesse.

Cellaring
Already approachable, but will cellar happily into the medium term in a cool environment.

Food Matches
The oak ageing makes this wine an excellent match with full flavoured rich dishes, in particular poultry, pork, salmon and crayfish.

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Description

In 2018 we again used Delwyn and Doug Bell’s Clone 548 Chardonnay to craft the Big and Buttery. This is a dry-grown block in their vineyard on Back Ormond Road, just out of the city of Gisborne. The wine was fermented in American oak barrels (just over one third new). Once the primary fermentation was finished, all of the barrels then went through a secondary malolactic fermentation. This imbues the wine with buttery notes. The wine went into barrel on 15th March 2018 and came out of barrel on 26th February 2019 – so 11 months in oak.

Brand Coopers Creek
Region Gisborne
Varietal Chardonnay
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.0%
Country New Zealand

Additional information

COUNTRY

New Zealand

REGION

Gisborne