Church Road Grand Reserve Viognier

96/100 Gourmet Traveller!

Church Road Grand Reserve Viognier

2010, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
  • Only produced in exceptional years, low cropping vineyards, hand-harvested, plenty of love goes into this label!
  • 96/100 (Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine), 4 1/2 Stars (Michael Cooper), 4 Stars (Bob Campbell),
  • Full bodied, rich, weighty white full of creamy, peachy, apricot flavours
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    RRP $39.99

    $34.99

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    We wish they still made this wine - but they don't!

    Formerly known as Church Road’s Reserve range they’ve given the wines a slick, stealth like black label and slapped the word "Grand" in the name.

    So that’s the marketing job done, what about the wine? Are they actually Grand? Are they what! These are sheer world class wines, up there with the best you’ll find in Hawke’s Bay. That’s why you’ll only find Church Road wines under this label released in exceptional vintages from low-cropping vineyard blocks (to ensure more concentrated, ripe flavours), hand-harvested and produced using small batch, traditional techniques.

    So what do you get when you combine the very best fruit from the best vineyards of one of Hawke’s Bay’s kingpin producers?…

    96/100 (Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine)
    4 1/2 Stars (Michael Cooper MW)
    4 Stars (Bob Campbell MW)
    Gold medal – NZ Int’l Wine Show (2013)
    …plus 5 Silver medals!

    Released three years after harvest this is a rich, weighty white full of creamy, peachy, apricot flavours. If you’re looking for the perfect food match we reckon try white meat and fish dishes in big, rich (and preferably creamy) sauces!

    The Lowdown: 14.5% alc / 750ml / Screwcap
    Michael Cooper 4.5 Stars
    Easter Wine Show Silver
    NZIWS Gold
    Winestate 4 Stars
    NZIWS Silver

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