Zara '15

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

Tasting Notes 2015

A luscious gold with brilliant green highlights, Zara ’15 is a dream of turkish delight and lemon honey. Enticing aromas of marzipan, peach and jasmine unfold in moreish layers of apricot, lychee and French Vanilla ice cream on the palate.

The soft cream notes of New Zealand’s oldest viognier vines add an exotic, voluptuous weight to Zara ’15, leading to a delicate, refeshing finish.

Technical Analysis

pH: 3.62
Total acidity as tartaric: 5.0g/l
Alcohol: 14.5%
Residual sugar: Dry


The individually handled ferments were blended to enhance the wine’s varietal complexity. The finished wine was fined before bottling.


26 March 2015, fully ripe viognier grapes were hand harvested in several passes across the sloping middle terrace of Te Mata Estate’s Woodthorpe Terraces Vineyard.


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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