Falconhead Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2014

Viognier from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 12-Oct-2015
Bright straw-yellow colour with light golden hues, paler edged. The nose is elegantly restrained and slender in expression, showing clear and pure aromas of exotic stonefruits and florals alongside apricots. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the flavours of stonefruits and exotic florals form a fine core. The fruit expression is light and shy, but the mouthfeel has vinosity and presence with soft phenolic textures and some alcoholic power. The acidity is softly integrated, and the wine flows with energy and linearity, leading to a light, dry finish of apricots and florals. This is a well-weighted dry Viognier with shy flavours of apricots and florals. Serve with seafood, poultry and pork over the next 3 years. Fruit from the ‘Tantallon’ vineyard, tank fermented with 35% barrel-fermentation to 14.5% alc. and 4.7 g/L RS, the wine aged 12 months in tank and seasoned oak, on lees. 16.5/20 Oct 2015 RRP $12.99

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