de la terre Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2014

Viognier from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 20-Jul-2015
Brilliant light straw-yellow colour, pale on edge. The nose is fresh, tight and steely, with aromas of exotic white and yellow florals and subtle nuances of minerals. This has good depth and concentration, the purity of expression coming to the fore, revealing herbal and floral suggestions in the glass. Dry to taste and medium-full bodies, bright, lively and zesty fruit flavours of white florals and citrus zest are enlivened by refreshing acidity. The fruit shows with intensity and concentration and is guided by very fine-textured phenolics and bright acidity, the wine flowing with a little grip. Mineral and flint detail emerges and leads to a long, lingering finish of florals and citrus notes. This is a fresh, lively, concentrated dry Viognier with exotic floral and citrussy fruit and some flinty detail. Serve with seafood and Asian fare over the next 3-4+ years. Hand-picked fruit from the ‘HCE’ vineyard, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 13.8% alc. and dryness. 17.5+/20 Jul 2015 RRP $24.00

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