Hans Herzog Viognier 2017

$59.90 inc. GST

5 stars – Michael Cooper
95/100 – Bob Campbell MW

“Certified organic, the 2017 vintage was hand-harvested from mature, estate-grown vines on the north side of the Wairau Valley, fermented and matured for 18 months in French oak puncheons, and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Bright, light yellow, it has a fragrant, slightly toasty bouquet. Sturdy, with fresh, ripe stone-fruit flavours, it shows excellent concentration, with oak complexity and a long, dry, savoury finish.” – Michael Cooper

“Fermented in 500-litre puncheons and aged on the lees for 18 months. Rich, ripe viognier with apricot, honeysuckle, toast, honey, ginger and cashew nut flavours. A generously-proportioned, high-energy wine with a lively thread of fruity acidity.” – Bob Campbell MW

Tasting Note: Imagine heady aromas of white flowers, violet, honeysuckle, dried apricots and exotic fruits coming together in a powerful symphony. A bouquet that simply stops you in your tracks. The palate is just as pure and glorious. Gracious opulence with a dawn freshness. Rich and curvaceous across the tongue, yet still so elegant with a silky, smooth lingering finish.

Winemaking Notes:I left the fruit on the skins for an extended time to extract the superb flavours. Then gently pressed and transferred in 500 litre French oak puncheons for a natural (wild yeast) fermentation until there was no sugar left. Its fine lees has been regularly stirred assisting to its remarkable silkiness, complexity and depth. The wine had 18 month in the barrel to mature and flourish to a perfect drink enjoyment when released. No cold stabilization. Unfined and only lightly filtrated to retain the amazing aromas. Naturally beautiful…” – Hans Herzog

Certification: Organic

Alcohol Volume: 14.0%

Variety: Viognier

Region: Marlborough, New Zealand

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