2015 Hopesgrove Viognier
To me this is one of the finest Viogniers made in NZ and absolutely epitomises the varietal characteristics of the grape variety. Made by Pieter Koopman (ex. Craggy Range cellar master - think winery manager not winemaker) it is packed full of vibrant, juicy apricot and peach fruit and combines soft florals with musky spice. Its richness by some soft acidity and some phenolic grip. It is the real deal.