Reserve Viognier 2015, De La Terre, Hawkes Bay
A flinty/mineral nose with citrus notes. A rich and creamy attack with a linear progression through the mid-palate into a long dry finish. A light seam of acidity to support the fruit. Power and elegance side by side.
A small family run business, Tony and Kaye Prichard’s self-built earth-brick winery is a labour of love and is reflective of their passion to create and produce quality products with a personal touch to everything they do. In five hectares of Hawkes Bay vineyards, Tony produces a deliberately small volume of high quality wines with a emphasis on elegance, texture and balance. The Prichards’ devotion to hand-crafting applies to every stage of the de la Terre winemaking process. From fruit picking and gentle handling through hand-pressing, with nothing ever rushed, the integrity of the grape is retained.
100% barrel fermented in non-new French barriques to create some rusticity and complexity in the aroma and flavour profiles rather than to achieve oak flavour.