Wine by Variety White Wines Dessert

Coopers Gold 2017 375ml

NZ $20.90 incl GST

Super sweet fruit, rich and mouth filling but with a fresh clean finish.

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Reserve Wines, Gisborne, Dessert


Winemakers Notes
In 2017 we again targeted Delwyn and Doug Bell’s Clone 548 Chardonnay to make our Coopers Gold. The fruit was in beautiful condition and picked ripe. We then freeze concentrated a portion of the juice up to almost 30 Brix. Fermentation was in tank and we stopped the ferment when the acid/sugar/alcohol balance seemed correct. This has given us a residual sugar of just over 100g/L. We made a wine in this style in 2004 and this wine surprised and delighted us by aging gracefully for 10 years. We are hopeful that our 2017 version will behave in a similar fashion!

Alc 9.5%
Acidity 8.0g/L
Res sugar 105g/L
pH 3.48

Tasting Notes
Colour: Pale gold in the glass. Will deepen up with age.
Bouquet: Peachy-ripe Gisborne chardonnay, along with honey, vanilla and stone-fruit overtones.
Palate: Super sweet, rich, and mouth filling.
As with most dessert wines Coopers Gold will gain further complexity with careful cellaring.

Food Matches
Probably best suited to rich, luscious desserts. A dessert, which included stone fruits, vanilla and honey would certainly match the flavours and aromas. Try Crème Brulee!

Suggested Wine List Description
Super sweet fruit, rich and mouth filling with a clean finish.

Independent Reviewer’s Comment

“Simple but delicious, this Gisborne wine was made from chardonnay grapes, partly freeze-concentrated. Sweet, vibrant and peachy, with low alcohol (9.5%), it is crisp, lively and flavoursome, with instant appeal.” Michael Cooper, March 2019

Recommended/Best Value Buy Winestate, 2019


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