Hans Herzog Marlborough Viognier

Viognier 2014 - Library Wine

Regular price $155.00 Sale

Celebrate the finesse of our meticulously cellared Viognier, a treasure trove of aromatic delights and luscious textures that have matured with age. Delight in the enchanting bouquet of honeysuckle and ripe peach, complemented by a subtle hint of spice, culminating in a velvety, lingering finish. Elevate your wine experience with the exceptional nuances of our exclusive Library Viognier.

Vintage 2014+

We picked our 2014 at a tiny low yield of only 500g per vine. It has retained a light golden colour of ripe grapes and offers a heady wine with rich aromas and flavours of apricot, peach and tropical flowers.

Hans' Winemaking Comments+

Gentle grape pressing was followed by a natural yeast fermentation in French oak puncheons (500lt). Half of the young wine went through a secondary fermentation with its lees regularly stirred. Aged for 18 months in the same barrels before bottling.

Original Tasting Notes+

An expressive olfactory symphony of elderflower, ripe peaches and exotic stone fruits complemented perfectly by notes of spiced honey. An elegant, refreshing wine of significant weight and texture, well balanced by fantastic acidity providing a wonderful long finish.

Technical Data+
Variety     100% Viognier
Rootstock 101-14, RG
Vine Planted 1996
Soil  Shallow (<45 cm) well drained sandy, gravelly soil developed from stony alluvium.
Planting Density   5,500 vines/ha
Yield 3t/ha
Alcohol 13%
Residual Sugar  1g/l
Ageing Potential 10 years
Food Matching Suggestions+

Well suited to match rich seafood and fish dishes. Also excellent with veal and chicken.