Zara ’13 has a pale gold colour with the classic apricot-scented character of serious viognier. Very complex notes of mandarin, nougat, jasmine, lychee and hazel nuts are also evident, and the palate is concentrated and soft, with a lovely, lingering mouth feel.
Zara ’13 is closed with a 'Diam' cork, which eliminates any possibility of cork taint, allowing continued evolution in bottle for five years from harvest.
Total acidity as tartaric: 6.3g/l
Residual sugar: Dry
WINEMAKING The individually handled ferments were blended to enhance the wine’s varietal complexity. The finished wine was fined before bottling in January 2014.
VINEYARDS On 23 March 2013, fully ripe viognier grapes were hand harvested in several passes across the sloping middle terrace of Te Mata Estate’s Woodthorpe Terraces 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.
Zara '13 - 'Apricot, bergamot and musky spice leap out of the glass in this vivid viognier from Hawke's Bay's. On its viscous concentrated palate. these notes are joined by apricot kernel and a fresh twist of citrus zest. An outstanding aromatic.'VIVA Magazine, NZ Herald, April 2014 All Reviews