Viognier

Zara '08

Zara Viognier '18

Since 1995, Te Mata Estate has led the way with New Zealand’s production of Viognier, a rare white grape from France’s Rhône Valley. Fermented in barrel, it displays the floral, white peach and honey characters found in the finest examples of this entrancing variety.

$29.90/ bottle

Zara ‘08 is a pale lemon colour with a green edge. The aroma features exotic fl oral notes of honeysuckle, orange blossom and musk. The palate is long, fine and opulent with pear, white peach, mandarin and dried apricot flavours.

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Zara ‘08 is bottled with leading technology ‘DIAM’ corks. These are produced using a liquid form of carbon dioxide which eliminates any possibility of cork taint and, when the wine is well cellared, they provide consistent evolution for every bottle.

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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
pH: 3.54
Total acidity as tartaric: 6.2g/l
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual sugar: Dry

WINEMAKING                                                                                                         The whole grape clusters were pressed, with most of the juice run to older French oak barrels for fermentation, lees aging and stirring. The balance of the juice was separately cool fermented in tank. After 8 months’ maturation, the resulting wines were blended, fi ned and bottled in December 2008.

VINEYARDS                                                                                                         Fully ripe viognier grapes were hand-harvested between 12 and 25 March 2008, from several passes across the sloping, middle terrace of the vineyard.

ORIGIN                                                                                                                     Zara is affectionately named after Zara Buck, the first born child of the third generation of Te Mata Estate’s Buck family. Zara spent her childhood playing amongst the vines at the vineyard which is home to this delightful viognier.

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Zara '08 - 'Pretty, pale lemon-gold colour with an intriguing perfume of jasmine, bottled apricot, lemon zest, musk and mandarin characters. A sexy wine with a lingering textural finish and a big future ahead.'
Hawke's Bay Today, June 2019 All Reviews