Grape Varieties

Winemaker Comments

The late autumn weather of the 2011 vintage worked very well for the production of our second Noble or botrytis sweet wine. Harvested over three separate hand picks from our coastal Te Awanga Vineyard the Viognier grapes were whole-bunch pressed and fermented over a three year period in French oak barriques. Rich and dense, the wine displays a combination of lemon curd, orange peel and marmalade with lingering grapefruit on the palate. The concentrated sweetness of this wine is perfectly balanced with the acidity.