TE MATA ZARA VIOGNIER 2016

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With over 20 years of experience with this variety, Te Mata are still leading the way. Even though this is barrel fermented this is elegant and light on its feet. Really good viognier has balance and finesse - this has that and more. Ripe, almost exotic fruit flavours and a luscious palate.
Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"​Sun-ripened apricots and mandarin oil. Scented lilies and marzipan. Voluptuous and floral as an idyllic summer at the beach. Zara ’16 is luminous gold, with an intensely rich palate, superb concentration, and seamless integration of stone fruit, nougat, honeysuckle and jasmine. Succulent nectarine, silky hazelnut and subtle baking spice notes all lead to a fine, long sea salt-tinged finish."
5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2017 (2015 Vintage)​​​​
"A Textbook example of the variety and then some, this gorgeous wine offers extra layers of texture and seductive flavours. Apricot, mandarin, floral and spice lead to a sumptuous palate that is impressively fruited and silky."
5 Stars & 18.5+/20 Raymond Chan, March 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"​Bright, even straw-yellow colour. This has an elegantly presented nose with a tight core of apricots, citrus zest and white and yellow florals, along with savoury apricot kernels. The fruit aromas show clarity, revealing nuances of nutty oak. Dry to taste and firm on palate, this has good depth and density of apricot and citrussy fruits, with savoury kernel elements. The palate is rich, with a degree of unctuousness, and has some underlying alcohol drive, the wine flowing along a fine-textured line, with bright acidity in support. The savoury flavours carry to a lingering rich finish. This is a rich and complex, savoury apricotty Viognier with power and good acidity. 3-4 years. Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Woodthorpe Terrace’ vineyard, vines 20+ y.o., fully barrel-fermented to 14.0% alc. and dryness, the wine aged 10 months on lees in 5% new oak undergoing 100% MLF."
Sue Courtney, wineoftheweek.com (2016 Vintage)
"​This is a lustrous citrine hue and the bouquet offers haunting scents of apricot, mango and tropical fruit that is ripe, bright and sweet to the taste. It’s lightly oily in texture with musky spices and a touch of white pepper while the use of neutral oak adds palate weight and a harmonious complexity but only the most subtle oak taste."


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