Churton 2012 Marlborough Petit Manseng 9%

From New Zealand’s best Viognier producer comes this, New Zealand’s finest Petit Manseng.
Funky, honeysuckle nose, hints of baked apple, honey, grapefruit skin, this is sweet, lush, with a slight phenolic kick on the end. And sorry, sorry, sorry Churton, I opened this alongside Thai chicken curry, which had a lot more kick than normal (and really needed a dry wine.) This is medium sweet, probably entirely appropriate at this stage of Churton’s journey with this amazing variety, but I must say I was a bit shocked (no I did not check out the alc level before I pulled the cork.) Youthful, yet characterful wine, another great experiment from one of most thoughtful winemakers.

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