Gimblett Gravels Marsanne Viognier
2020 Marsanne Viognier
Gimblett Gravels, Hawke's Bay
Gimblett Gravels Marsanne Viognier 2020
The Wine Marsanne and Viognier are white varieties that originate from the Rhone Valley in France. Marsanne provides structure, texture, and length on the palate with flavours of citrus blossom and honeysuckle. Viognier contributes captivating aromas of apricot, musk, and jasmine, and a voluptuous mouthfeel. The exotic and sensual nature of this wine make it an ideal substitute for Chardonnay or Pinot Gris, and a versatile wine with food. Try it with Asian inspired dishes.
Weather conditions leading up to the 2020 harvest were typical of a classic Hawke’s Bay summer – long hot sunny days with moderate-cool nights. As Autumn arrived the season became cooler yet remained dry, providing ideal ripening conditions while preserving natural acidity. Hand-harvested fruit was gently whole-bunch pressed, and fermented in French oak. After aging on yeast lees for 17 months, the wine was blended and bottled with no fining.
- Region Gimblett Gravels, Hawke's Bay
- Sub Region Gimblett Gravels, Hawke's Bay
- Vintage 2020
- Type White Wine
- Variety Marsanne Viognier
- Variety Composition
92% Marsanne 8% Viognier