Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"Cooling sea breezes, shingle soils and delicate winemaking underlie the elegance and purity we strive for in this Viognier. This wine displays classic aromas of ripe peaches and nectarines and distinct floral notes. The palate is smooth and supple with rich fruit flavours and lively acidity.
Hand-picked fruit was gently whole bunch pressed, 55% barrel fermented and aged in 5 % new French oak for 12 months. The remainder in older oak and stainless-steel tanks bringing freshness to the wine. Minimal malolactic fermentation."
5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell M9, The Real Review (2019 Vintage)
"It might be the power of suggestion, but I swear that I can smell the briny scent of the sea in every glass. From a coastal vineyard at Te Awanga. It's 60% barrel fermented and left on the lees for seven months. This is a delicious viognier with ripe pear, apricot and honeysuckle flavours."
5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (2019 Vintage)
"A stunning expression of the variety; the complex and engaging bouquet shows ripe apricot, honeydew melon, fig and rich floral aromas. It’s equally impressive on the palate, delivering excellent concentration and expansive mouthfeel wonderfully enhanced by plush texture and beautifully pitched acidity, leading to an opulent, sumptuous finish."