Brookfields Barrique Fermented Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2018 $27

While the winery is already on to the 2019 vintage of this wine if you’re able to find any bottles of this 2018 around the traps, snap it up!  This multi-award winning style is a masterclass in how viognier should be crafted.  Boasting all the classic apricot, peach, jasmine and citrus oil awesomeness that you’d expect in great viognier, the Brookies manages to bust out the almost impossible for viognier – banging acidity and zestiness.  That acid freshness pushes all the citrus, stonefruit, spice and mineral notes right upfront and makes this an absolute stunner to sip.