The bouquet is expressed with dark plum and cherry, spice and some vanilla. The palate has soft dark cherry and berryfruit flavours with some savoury and spice notes. The vanilla pod from the French oak melds well with the grape tannins and the wine is very drinkable.
The Hunky Dory team is led by Mike and Claire Allan, the founding winemakers of Huia Vineyards. Claire and Mike’s passion for winemaking, and the lifestyle that goes with it, started when they were young and have pursued it ever since. They wanted to make a range of wines that expressed the relaxation and enjoyment that you get with food and wine – quality wine with good food, what’s better! Mike’s love of fishing and being on the water, peace and quiet, the gently shifting horizon and the occasional fish on the hook; it’s all good. Claire is a real foodie, discovering new dishes and recipes and then cooking huge meals for the whole family to enjoy.
DID YOU KNOW?
At Huia Vineyards, they use no pesticides, insecticides or herbicides in their vineyards. Within the wine making process, they eliminate the use of artificial additives. This leaves the wine full of natural texture.