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CHURTON VIOGNIER 2016

Biodynamic
Organic
  • Closure: Cork
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • Grape: 100% Viognier
  • Natural: Biodynamic, Organic

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Regions : Marlborough

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Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"Our 2016 Viognier has a complex aroma, combining winter florals and ripe apricots with savoury notes of sandalwood. The full palate has a soft and creamy texture rich with apricot, spice and a touch of vanilla bean. It is bright throughout with natural acidity and finishes with fresh navel orange citrus and fine length. Adding to the scarceness of our small production Viognier, following this exciting vintage we were unable to produce a 2017 or 2018 Viognier due to seasonal variations.

Our hand-picked fruit was whole bunch pressed and settled for 24 hours before being racked to French oak demi muids. These ‘large format’ 600 litre barrels are our preferred fermenting vessel for Viognier as the juice goes in somewhat turbid and this, combined with the oxygen up take during a slow ferment, allows the classic aromatics to be fully expressed. Our 2016 Viognier was aged on yeast lees for 11 months prior to being racked to tank. To retain natural acidity and freshness, our Viognier was not cold stabilised but rather rested in tank before a light filtration and bottling in March 2017."


Yvonne Lorkin, July 2019 (2016 Vintage)
"The thing that winemaker Sam Weaver absolutely nails with this wine, is the acidity.  Viognier is notoriously difficult to achieve freshness and balance in, because its a grape that naturally wants to increase its sugar holdings during ripening and couldn’t give a fig about retaining acidity.  So the trick is harvesting when the grapes have fattened up with enough flavour, yet haven’t tipped over into the flabby zone texture-wise. Organically grown and skillfully crafted, the Churton viognier bursts with bright apricot, nectarine and peach blossom characters on the nose and palate, shows a slick, slippery, luxurious texture on the finish and shows solid length of flavour."


Reviews for the 2015 vintage below…


95/100 Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, June 2018 (2015 Vintage)
"Now here’s a livewire. Outstanding wines from the biodynamic estate of Churton, with one of the most dedicated visions to a prestige site in New Zealand. Sam Weaver and family our wonderful ambassadors for premium wine in Marlborough.

Very elegant white wine here, sleek, shapely, long and though a touch ‘luxurious’ retains impeccable freshness and should mature gracefully. Bouquet and palate share common ground on faint apricot and lovely, soft almond nuttiness, both pitch perfect in balance and appeal. This is a superb, quietly complex, ultra fine wine. Superb."


4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2015 Vintage)
"Retasted in mid to late 2018, the 2015 vintage is maturing gracefully. Estate-grown and hand-picked in the Waihopai Valley, it was fermented and matured for 10 months in large, 600-litre French oak casks. Sturdy and fleshy, it is still fresh and youthful, with peachy, gently spicy, slightly toasty flavours, showing good complexity, balanced acidity and a bone-dry, lingering finish."


17.5/20 Joelle Thomson, October 2018 (2015 Vintage)
"Dry, full bodied, fresh with medium acidity and good balance between its lingering dry finish. This organically certified wine has more than a little X-factor thanks to winemaker Sam Weaver; a man who understands the great classic wines of the world due to his background in the British wine trade, prior to turning his hands to winemaking in New Zealand."

We provide a door to door delivery service nationwide. Delivery charges are calculated on a 12 bottle case or part there of.

Delivery charges are calculated during the checkout process. Please ensure you choose the correct delivery region. We will advise you if you have chosen the incorrect delivery region.

You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.

For further details on prices and delivery options please go to the Delivery & Returns section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on (03) 3655134.

Note, for orders of 1 - 2 bottles we charge an additional $3 for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes.

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