The rare and exotic Viognier grape performs best in regions with warm temperatures, high sunshine hours and low rainfall, all of which are characteristics of the Hawke’s Bay climate. The Viognier grapes are grown on vertically-shoot-positioned vines planted on low vigour sites and careful leaf and shoot plucking in conjunction with strict yield management is undertaken to ensure clean and ripe fruit is harvested in optimum condition.
True to its variety this wine is heady with exotic aromatics, featuring honeysuckle, peach and nutmeg spice notes. The palate is unctuous with complementary spicy barrel notes providing texture, complexity and length. This wine can be enjoyed now but will develop for up to five years with careful cellaring.
Delicious with Asian cuisine, particularly Thai-style seafood.