obsidian-reserve-viognier-wine-2012

Obsidian Reserve Viognier 2012

$45.00 NZDPer Bottle

Vibrant straw with green hues. The wine displays classic varietal characters of honey suckle, apricot and white peach. The palate is well structured and textural with generous sweet fruits and a complex lingering finish.

  • Waiheke Island
  • Obsidian
  • 2012
Case sizes are sold in multiples of 6 x bottles
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Product Description

ACCOLADES

4 Stars
“Estate- grown at Onetangi, the 2012 is fresh and youthful, but already enjoyable. Weighty and fleshy, it is peachy, dry and gently oak-influenced, with slightly buttery, biscuity and creamy notes adding complexity. Drink now or cellar.”

Michael Cooper, Michael Cooper’s 2014 Buyer’s Guide to NZ Wines.

 

WINEMAKING NOTES

Cellaring: Drink now or suitable for cellaring up to 5 years

Season: 2012 began with a warm dry spring resulting in good fruit set and crop levels. During mid to late summer we experienced unsettled periods, with a significant rainfall recorded in both December and mid-March. April and early May were fortunately very

Harvest: Hand harvested – 4 April 2012

Analysis: Total Acidity 5.7g/L, Alcohol 13.5 %, pH 3.51

Oak: Seasoned French Oak

Bottling: Feb 2013, 153 Dozen

VINIFICATION

The grapes were gently whole bunch pressed, then briefly settled to clarify. The juice was fermented in older French oak. The wine was aged on lees with occasional battonage for 10 months.

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