We planted the Viognier in 2010 at our warmest vineyard (at the base of Roy’s Hill), shortly after we took over at Stonecroft. The vines are now coming in to their own resulting in some great flavours and aromatics from the grapes. It’s a dry style of Viognier, using similar winemaking methods as those employed for our Chardonnays.
Colour: Pale gold.
Aromatics: Delicate apricot notes on the bouquet with floral notes.
Palate: This vintage has apricot and honey flavours. It’s a dry style, with a weighty texture and a long length. It is a single vineyard wine. Suitable for vegans.
Region: Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District®, Hawke’s Bay.
Vineyard: Roy’s Hill.
Harvest: Hand harvested 5th April 2023.
Vinification: Whole bunch pressed and barrel fermented.
Maturation: Matured in seasoned French oak for 6 months, stirred twice a week while in barrel.
Bottled: 10th October 2023.
Analysis: Alc 13.5%/vol.
Fining: Fined with pea protein.
Cellaring Potential: 3-5 years.