Coopers Creek - Gisborne Malbec 2016


Vintage - 2016

Country - New Zealand

Region - Gisborne

Grape - Malbec

Alcohol - 13.5%

Closure - Screwcap

Producer - Coopers Creek was established by Andrew and Cynthia Hendry in 1980
with the aim of producing the very highest quality wines, principally in dry
styles and reflecting New Zealand’s outstanding cool climate viticultural
conditions. The Coopers Creek label first appeared in 1982, since when
they have continued to develop their vineyards, extend the range, and
advance their reputation as one of the best performing and most eclectic
medium-sized New Zealand wineries.

Vineyard - The grapes for this Malbec are sourced from Hexton, just outside of the
Gisborne city limits. Following harvest, the fruit was transported to the
winery in Auckland in refrigerated trucks.

Winery - Following a traditional fermentation, the wine matured for a year in barrel.

Taste - Plummy notes intermingled with the ‘wild berry’ character that typifies
New Zealand Malbec. A touch of oak adds complexity and the palate is
supported by the perfect balance between finely grained tannins and a
refreshing acidity.

Awards - Gold Medal, Sommelier Wine Awards 2019

Category Red wine