Mahurangi River Winery Roussanne Viognier 2013 Matakana (Akl) 13%
An elegant and inviting bouquet with fruit suggestions of baked apple, baked pineapple and apricot; there is also a waxy floral note that adds charm and a touch of the feminine. There is no doubting the influence of oak - a driving force yet one that seems well placed.
On the palate - dry with flavors of oak and white fruits; a little spice and vanilla; medium+(ish) acidity, lovely weight and balance with medium+ length.
This is the most promising wine I have encountered from the Mahurangi stable to date - well done to all concerned.