The soft citrine of Zara Viognier ’19 belies its intensely aromatic nature. Floral and fruit notes of orange blossom, apricot, rose and peach, blend with complexing hints of fennel, cashew and barrel char. The luscious palate delivers a finely balanced acidity that extends the wine all the way through its long, salivating, saline finish. Highly refined in both interest and complexity, Zara Viognier ’19 is unashamedly delicious.
Zara ’19 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: 5.1gpl
Residual sugar: Dry
WINEMAKING The individually handled ferments were blended to enhance the wine’s varietal complexity. The finished wine was fined before bottling.
VINEYARDS On 23 March 2019, fully ripe viognier grapes were hand harvested 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.