Moutere Hills Nelson Viognier 2020

August 23, 2022By Yvonne

Moutere Hills Nelson Viognier 2020 $45 Leaning toward the mineral, dry end of the spectrum, this viognier has a very subtle nose yet unveils ginger, nutmeg and a hit of mineral-edged chalkiness on the finish. Lacks the classic stonefruit, jasmine and citrus oil notes that viognier is famous for, but will appeal to those who … Read More

Piwakawaka Gisborne Viognier 2020

August 21, 2022By Yvonne

Piwakawaka Gisborne Viognier 2020 $25-$28 It’s tricky striking the balance between fruit sweetness and acid tension, but Kristin and Steve Parkes reckon they’ve cracked it. They were landed with 2ha of viognier in front of a home they’d bought back in 2013  and that catapulted them into the crazy world of winegrowing. The grapes are … Read More

Abbey Estate Bridge Pa Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2021

August 12, 2022By Yvonne

Abbey Estate Bridge Pa Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2021 $25 Back in 2002 when Feilding dairy farmer Warren Haworth reached 50, he decided to reward himself and his wife Jan with a new life in Hawke’s Bay making wine. A new life of backbreaking work, little reward and even less sleep. But today, with the help … Read More

Petane Tracks Block Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2021

April 14, 2022By Yvonne

Petane Tracks Block Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2021 $30 If you prefer your viognier with less of the oily texture and apricot overload, then chances are this style is for you. Dry and mineral-focused, it has a dash of white pepper and soft peach on the palate. Lighter-styled than its predecessors, it’s on the leaner end … Read More

Gladstone Vineyard Wairarapa Viognier 2019

April 3, 2022By Yvonne

Gladstone Vineyard Wairarapa Viognier 2019 $28.99 The unmistakable aroma of orange zest, apricot and a little jiggle of jasmine tells you that this is going to be a great little viognier. Grown organically on the ancient rocky terraces above the Ruamahanga River, this is an ultra-bright, beautifully balanced example of a variety that’s notoriously difficult … Read More

Coopers Creek SV Chalk Ridge Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2020

November 15, 2021By Yvonne

Coopers Creek SV Chalk Ridge Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2020 $24 Absolute classic Hawke’s Bay viognier here from a West Auckland icon. Bright apricot, orange zest and jasmine aromatics all saturate through to the palate and its solid acidity (hard to achieve in viognier) leaves an impressively zingy impression. Great stuff! Cellar door only 

Middle Earth Nelson Viognier 2020

July 18, 2021By Yvonne

Middle Earth Nelson Viognier 2020 $24.99 Well butter my crust and call me crazy if this isnt just the freshest, friskiest, zestiest viognier I’ve seen in aeons. Nelson has again proved that it’s an aristocrat where producing aromatic wines is concerned. Scented with classic apricot, jasmine and honeysuckle while in the mouth it does a … Read More

Churton Natural State Marlborough Field Blend 2020

December 23, 2020By Yvonne

Churton Natural State Marlborough Field Blend 2020 $28 Each year the younger Weaver lads create a field blend that always brings a smorgasbord of citrus, spice and herbaceousness to the table. This organic, biodynamically grown and crafted 2020 wine is a blend of sauvignon blanc, petit manseng and viognier, meaning it shows white stone fruit, … Read More

Ash Ridge Premium Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2017

April 20, 2020By Yvonne

Ash Ridge Premium Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2017 $32 If you’ve been searching for a viognier that’s not a headrush of sweetness and oiliness and OTT everything, then here’s your wish granted. Grown in the iron-rich soils of the Bridge Pa sub-region of Hawke’s Bay, this viognier has subtle orange blossom aromatics, a soupçon of spice … Read More

Brookfields Barrique Fermented Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2018

April 15, 2020By Yvonne

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, … Read More