Bilancia Takes it name from the Italian word meaning balance and harmony. Partners warren Gibson and Lorraine Leheny are both winemakers and have built up an impressive collection of awards including New Zealand's first ever Trophy for Pinot Gris.
100% Late Harvest Viognier from la collina vineyard.
Late harvested and a small amount of botrytised Viognier fruit was hand-picked, and gently whole bunch pressed to yield the small, concentrated volume typical of fruit of this nature. After settling the juice was fermented with indigenous yeast in seasoned oak barriques. The alcohol/sugar balance was decided by nature with the fermentation stopping naturally leaving around 100 g/l residual sugar.
Aromas of ripe apricots and rose water with a rich, lush palate of honeyed fruit and Turkish delight. The 2011 Viognier Tardi exhibits great balance and full flavours coupled with an oily texture.