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A richly complex dessert wine

Exhibits an array of aromas including Jasmine, orange marmalade, citrus peel, honey, cooked pineapple & stewed apple 

Delicious with fruit-based desserts & soft cheeses

Leveret Estate Late Harvest Hawke's Bay Viognier 2016 (375ml)

$17.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $19.99 $17.38
12 Btls, $215.88 12 Btls, $187.72



Awarded 4.5 Stars Half bottle Dessert Wine
Leveret Estate Late Harvest Hawke's Bay Viognier 2016 (375ml)

Leveret Estate Late Harvest Hawke's Bay Viognier 2016 (375ml)

The grapes for this wine came from two of Leveret Estates Hawke’s Bay vineyards – Tantallon and Campbell Brook...
$17.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $19.99 $17.38
12 Btls, $215.88 12 Btls, $187.72

Accolades

Awarded 4.5 Stars

Michael Cooper 2020

Description

  • Dessert style
  • Citrus peel
  • Stewed apple
  • Firm acidity

On the nose this wine exhibits a complex array of aromas including Jasmine, orange marmalade, citrus peel, honey, cooked pineapple, stewed apple and even a little passionfruit. On the palate the high residual sugar level contributes to a rich, viscous texture with flavours of pear, apricot and toffee apple. The sweetness is evident as would be expected but this is balanced by firm acidity. There is a great length to the finish. 

The grapes for this wine came from two of Leveret Estates Hawke’s Bay vineyards – Tantallon and Campbell Brook.

The late harvested component of this wine is all Viognier from Tantallon vineyard. The fruit was allowed to hang on the vine until considerable shrivelling had occurred. There was no botrytis involved in the desiccation process. The grapes were hand harvested and transported to the Riverview winery where they were pressed and the resulting juice was fermented in stainless steel using Zymaflore ST™ yeast. This yeast strain was isolated in Sauternes and is known for being resistant to high sugar concentrations. Fermentation took place over several months. The wine was then transported to Katikati winery for finishing. In order to achieve a balanced wine, a proportion of normally-harvested wine was blended in – some Viognier (also from Tantallon) and a little Gewurztraminer from Campbell Brook vineyard.

Food Pairing: Enjoy with any sweet dessert.

 

 

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