Hans Herzog Mistral 2017
$59.90 inc. GST
95/100 – Bob Campbell MW (2016 vintage)
Tasting Notes: A white powerhouse! The richness, structure, spice and great acidity of the Marsanne and Roussanne compliment the exuberant fruit intensity and roundness of the Viognier creating a full-bodied wine that is packed with apricots, white florals and Mediterranean herbs. This complex blend has a refreshing mineral backbone with the texture of silk. The magnificent depth and richness is followed by a long lasting smooth finish that keeps on giving.
Winemaking Notes: “Only such impeccable clean fruit benefits from a cold maceration (extended skin contact) to extract compounds from the fruit flesh, pulp, skins and seeds into the must for a fruit forward and complex wine with increased aromatic and colour intensity (imperfect grapes would result in defected aromas and funky smelling). The must of the Marsanne/ Roussanne then went through a long, cool wild yeast co-fermentation in a 500l puncheon followed by a natural malolactic fermentation. All three wines were blended after the natural fermentation to mature in two 500l French oak puncheons on its fine lees for 18 months. No fining and no filtering to maintain its purity and flavours. Vegan wine.” – Hans Herzog
Alcohol Volume: 14.0%
Variety: Viognier, Marsanne, Rousanne
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand