If you're looking for something to give the full Viognier experience you must try this.
From Hawkes Bay
in New Zealand's North Island its not a grape that has yet seen a lot of planting, but on the evidence of this wine it certainly warrants more attention.
After pressing a selection of new, 1 and 2 year old French and European oak barriques were used for fermentation and several months of lees aging with blending and bottling place after about 18 months.
It's intense, ripe and aromatic with peaches, poached pears and lychees bursting onto the palate and rounds off with a silky, creamy ripeness. Theres a real depth and roundness which would certainly not be harmed by a period of cellaring.