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Cable Bay Waiheke Island Viognier 2017

$35.00 $33.25

Bush honey, apricot, spicy orange zest, lemonade and elderflower aromatics combine to form a rich, delightful nose. The use of French Acacia and Oak barrels, coupled with ageing on yeast lees, has imparted an extra dimension to the flavour profile of this wine; lovely texture with spicy complexity, juicy fruit and balancing acidity. Grape skin contact before pressing has created its heartening phenolic structure. A softhearted golden girl with unwavering backbone. Never one to be content in the background, she is quick witted and overflowing with personality. Enjoy with goat cheese tortellini with smokey bacon lardons and parmesan. Enjoyable upon release this wine will reward cellaring of a further 3 years.

4 STARS – Bob Cambell, July 2018

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Description

Crafted from a selection of small blocks located at the Western end of Waiheke Island, Viognier thrives in our warm Maritime climate. The grapes were hand harvested when flavours peaked inside the small window of optimum ripeness that occurs with this variety. Our vineyard management is sustainable and environmentally friendly. Carrying on the previous theme of the last few year’s, 2015 saw another load of happy staff foot squish a portion of the hand harvested Viognier, whilst the remaining fruit was delicately whole bunch pressed. We really like the textural element foot stomping and macerating brings to the finished wine. The pressed juice was run to both a stainless steel tank, and French acacia and oak barrels for fermentation. The wine was then rested on lees for five months before bottling. As a result of curiosity and adventure, this wine has turned into a delicious, complex number with multiple layers, and is perfectly expressive of the vintage and site upon which it was grown.

WINEMAKER Chloe Somerset

VARIETIES 98% Viognier, 2% Marsanne

VINTAGE 2017

FERMENT NAME Hey Jude

REGION Waiheke Island

VINEYARDS Browns and Edwards Vineyards

ALCOHOL 13.5%

SWEETNESS Dry

FERMENTATION/AGING Fermented in stainless steel and aged in French acacia and oak.

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Weight 100 kg
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Cable Bay Vineyards

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