Petane Station Esk Valley ‘Single Vineyard’ Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2016

Viognier from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 17-Mar-2017
Brilliant, pale straw-yellow colour, very light on the rim. The nose is fresh with youthfully fragrant and vibrant aromas of exotic florals, citrus blossom and yellow stonefruits. The aromatics ae elegant in expression with attractive detailing, revealing nutty oak and creamy barrel-ferment elements with aeration. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is subtly rich and luscious, balancing liveliness and unctuousness, showing flavours of exotic stonefruits, citrus fruits and florals. The fruit is complexed by nutty oak and creamy barrel-ferment elements. The mouthfeel flows smoothly with a soft core and line, enlivened by acid vitality. The palate leads to a long and sustained, concentrated finish of stonefruits and florals. This is a fresh, fragrant Viognier with exotic fruit and a subtly unctuous, rich palate with balancing acid vitality. Serve with Asian and Middle Eastern fare over the next 4 years. Clone 642 fruit from the ‘Tracks’ block, hand-picked, WBP and barrel-fermented with full solids to 13.5% alc. and dryness, the wine aged 8 months on lees in one-third new oak. 70 cases made. 18.0/20 Mar 2017 RRP $31.00

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