Hans Herzog Mistral 2015

Marlborough | $59

This “Frenchie” (60% Viognier, 20% Roussanne, 20% Marsanne)  is grown on the hottest block of pure gravel and sand at an extremely low yield. A blockbuster with ‘off-the-charts’ aromas of apricot, exotic fruit and lemon verbena that will age beautifully, but given its flamboyance we predict you will have enjoyed it long before then. Great depth and richness enchanted by aromas reminiscent of a hot summer walk through a Mediterranean herb garden. The creamy mouth filling texture is followed by a long lasting and spicy finish. Heaven!

The clean perfect fruit enables a cold maceration (extended skin contact) to extract compounds from the fruit flesh, pulp, skins and seeds into the must for a fruit-forward and complex wine with increased aromatic and colour intensity. (Without extracting any unwelcome taints from imperfect grapes which show as defected aromas and funky smelling when making natural wines.) Such pure must allowed for a long, cool wild yeast fermentation in one new and one used French oak puncheon continuing to a natural malolactic fermentation and maturing on its fine lees for the next 18 months. I added a small amount of sulphur as a preservative to protect the wine from oxidizing and there is no fining or filtering to maintain its purity and flavours and natural sediment may show. This is a Vegan wine.

Lose yourself in the delightful bouquet of elderflower, caramelised pear and apricot enveloped by honeysuckle, almond and cinnamon. A complex blend married with magnificent depth and richness is followed by a long lasting and spicy finish. A refreshing and aromatic wine bursting with notes of tropical stone fruit and a refined lemon zest kick. Flavours of Williams’s pear sweep across the tongue and the balanced acidity make for an elegant and fresh finish. The definition of a summer wine! If you favour the primary fruit aromas and beautiful fragrance, we suggest drinking this wine in its youth.Hans Herzog – Tasting Notes

Hans Herzog

Marlborough

Hans Herzog Estate is one of New Zealand’s most treasured, truly artisan wineries, and Hans Herzog one of its most respected winemakers with more than 40 vintages of winegrowing under his belt.  Settled in 1994 in the heart of Marlborough within the most beautiful Mediterranean gardens, Herzog’s offers casual luxury and indulgence for wine and food lovers.

Hans Herzog Mistral 2015

Marlborough | $59

$59 inc. GST

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