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"Cook County" SV Gisborne Viognier 2015
Pale, weighty and dry, with peachy, spicy flavours, showing good concentration and balance, a hint of apricot, and a lifted, floral bouquet.
Cook County was the early 20
Century name for the entire East Cape region. We have used handpicked, whole bunch pressed fruit from Delwyn and Doug Bell’s vineyard in Hexton to craft our 2015 SV Viognier. Delwyn and Doug are meticulous in the vineyard and they were assisted by a favourable growing season. The fruit was harvested in the morning and then chilled before trucking to Auckland for processing. The wine was tank fermented and then stayed in tank for a number of months on lees. It was bottled on 31 August 2015.
This wine is very pale in its youth, but with time will develop straw 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.
Viognier does not seem to require long cellaring. We expect that this wine will drink well on release and into the medium term.
Rich, weighty and complex it is a great match to white meats and salads.
Suggested wine list description
A dry white wine, which exhibits typical Viognier aromas of peach and apricot blossom and ripe stone fruit. A big rich wine full of fruit sweetness delivering a long and satisfying finish.
Independent Reviewer's Comment
“Pale, weighty and dry, with peachy, spicy flavours, showing good concentration and balance, a hint of apricot, and a lifted, floral bouquet.” Michael Cooper, Winestate.
International Aromatic Wine Competition 2015
Winestate Magazine May 2016
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