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The wine I make is all about the story I want to tell to people. The nitty gritty truth, the ups and downs, the pitfalls, the triumphs, the humour! We needed it after waiting an extra year to make this wine.

2013 was the warmest summer in 60 years in NZ. These grapes hit that magical Viognier “peak” quickly which means fabulous tropical and stone fruit flavours without too much alcohol and retaining the acid balance.

"My wine should tell a story" 

The beauty of wine for me is all about the people. Can you imagine your favourite memory of a wine, and not think about the people you shared it with? Wine for me is alive, and much like people it’s not perfect, yet in its imperfections you find the most unique characteristics, qualities and most importantly - stories. 

My wine should tell a story, it should spark conversation and invite people to embark on a journey as they travel through from the first taste at the tip of the tongue right through to the bottom of the punt of the bottle. 


The Terroir
The Terroir West facing slopes of the Hexton-Wiharere Limestone foothills, Poverty Bay. Medium to heavy clay base material overlaid with 20-30cm light back soil
Blend / Vines
Blend 100% Viognier
The Numbers
Brix Readings at Harvest 23
Fermentation 23 days in stainless steel and aged barrels
Maturation 9 months stainless steel and aged barrels
Aging potential Beautiful now with at least 5 years aging potential
ABV % 13.5%
Tasting Notes
Winemaker's Notes An Elegant wine with nuances of stone fruits, citrus flower, lime and a gentle mouth watering tingle to finish

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Gisborne Viognier by Renée Dale

  • Product Code: RDV-2013
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Country: New Zealand
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