Stonecroft Gimblett Gravels Viognier Hawkes Bay 2016 – $$
The bottle’s label states that this is the third vintage of this wine, and the production volume comprised three barrels worth from the producer’s Roy’s Hill vineyard on the Gravels. A boutique release, then.
12.5% alc. Clear pale lemon / straw colour.
Aromatic, with pip fruit aromas up front, then showing melon, peach and honey, and soft and very sweet strawberries.
With such a nose, there were no surprises on palate. A sweet entry, with a creamy texture and ripe fruit through the middle, and a soft acid finish. Long.
Simple and nice.
Commended 85 points