The cooler 2012 vintage has suited the Dry River style of Viognier. The weather provided perfect flavour ripeness at lower sugar levels resulting in an opportunity to produce a dry style with an harmoni- ous alcohol level.
On first appearance the wine reveals a light golden colour and a bril- liant sparkle. The long and extended autumn is reflected in characters of dried apricot, elderflower and hints of lychee. Cherry blossom and harakeke flower form a complex and ethereal aroma. In the mouth the low residual sugar thrusts towards a powerful and dense palate with considerable weight derived from intense fruit concentration. A seamless mouth feel and transparent fruit give this wine an interesting landscape in which to discover an array of stone and citrus fruits. Viognier is often enjoyed as a young wine but in our experience Dry River Viognier can also deliver extra pleasure with careful cellaring.
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