Hans Herzog Mistral 2017

$59.90 inc. GST

95/100 – Bob Campbell MW

“A classic white Rhône blend of viognier 50%, marsanne (30%) and roussanne (20%). Rich, creamy and intense wine with peach, dried tree fruits, vanilla, anise and spice flavours. An appealing texture and impressive power.” – Bob Campbell MW

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

Certification: Organic

Alcohol Volume: 14.0%

Variety: Viognier, Marsanne, Rousanne

Region: Marlborough, New Zealand

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