A Series of Stunning Successes for Coopers Creek

Coopers Creek continues to lead with their Select Vineyard range, this time with Top Wine results in Cuisine magazine’s last three issues, a Trophy and three Gold Medals from the Bragato Wine Awards and a Double Gold in The Six Nations Wine Challenge.
Coopers Creek wines have had an amazing winter to say the least. In May this year, the Select Vineyard (SV) Hawkes Bay Viognier 2011 securing a Top Wine and Best Buy award in Cuisine magazine. The July Cuisine magazine then named The Reserve Hawkes Bay Syrah 2010 as its Top Wine in the New Zealand Syrah tasting. Most recently, in Cuisine’s September issue, the SV 2011 Hawkes Bay Malbec was named as New Zealand’s Best Specialty Red.
In late August at the wine industry’s Bragato awards the SV Gisborne Albariño 2013 was awarded the Trophy for Champion Other White Wine, backing up nicely the previous vintage’s quadruple trophy year. This is just the third vintage for the Albariño, which is proving to be a hit here and in export markets.
The SV Albariño went on last week to gain a Double Gold in the Six Nations Wine Challenge, the only wine show in the world where the wines come in exclusively by invitation from the Judges, ensuring a higher standard of wine quality than any competition of this size. Assessing wines from Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA, the Six Nations panel is made up of senior wine judges, one from each nation, including our own Bob Campbell MW.
Coopers Creek offers more discovery wines than any other producer in New Zealand, and with the awards continuing to roll in, it’s clear that their devotion to crafting emerging varietals is worth a much closer look! The Select Vineyards range is widely available in fine wine retailers and top restaurants around New Zealand.  
Bragato Wine Awards results 
SV Gisborne Albariño 2013
Gold Medals:
SV Gisborne Albariño 2013
SV Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013
SV Hawkes Bay Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Silver Medals:
Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011
SV Pinot Gris 2013
SV Hawkes Bay Malbec 2011


Hawkes Bay CS G (copy)

Hawkes Bay Malbec Saint John paint edited - white background(copy)

Coopers Creek has been featured in Cuisine Magazine for three consecutive issues. Following our Reserve Syrah’s success in July, where it received the top wine award and 5 stars. The Viognier was then named one of the top NZ Viognier’s with a rating of 5 stars in May. Now the Malbec has been awarded 4 stars and been voted NZ’s best specialty red alongside a special mention of the Cabernet Sauvignon also receiving 4 stars.
Coopers Creek SV 2011 Hawkes Bay Malbec
‘Saint John’

Deep and youthful in
colour, with sweet-oak aromas this is a ‘serious’ yet delicious red with layers of blackcurrant, plum, spice and  coffee flavours. Combining power and elegance, it’s a stylish wine, dense and age-worthy, with obvious
Coopers Creek SV 2011 Hawkes Bay Cabernet Sauvignon
‘Gravels and Metals’

Varietally true and expressive, this excellent Cabernet Sauvignon displays cassis, dried herb and game characters with a hint of earthy tones on the nose.
Classic Cabernet
firm finish.


Cuisine Magazine Names Our
Reserve 2010 Syrah Top Wine

2010 Reserve HB Syrah(copy)
Our Reserve Hawkes Bay Syrah 2010 has topped the Cuisine magazine tasting with a Five Star rating and lavish praise from the tasting panel. It's back to back wins for Coopers Creek as in the last issue our SVHawkes Bay "Chalk Ridge" Viognier 2011 beat off the competition to be ranked top in it's class.

Both the Reserve Syrah and the SV Viognier are crafted from grapes grown on our Chalk Ridge Vineyard, a sharply sloping block near Havelock North that's a challenge to manage throughout the season, but a consistent producer of outstanding fruit.

Here's what the Cuisine judges said about the Reserve Syrah:
"The fragrances – dark roses, dried herbs – are pleasure-provoking; the still, dark, sweet fruit, showing a hint of black pepper and deftly seasoned with oak, is simply spellbinding. “À point” is how the French would describe the ripeness of this wine. “There are no sharp edges, and great flow and movement across the palate,” noted Rod Easthope. Ideal with venison in a rich, sweet sauce."

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