Hunky Dory is a project of Huia Vineyards of Marlborough, New Zealand. Four wines are marketed under this label, a Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, rose and a blended white. Tangle, the blended white, is the only one available in this market.
Hunky Dory is also the name of the Allan family boat. We're not sure how Tangle got its proprietary name. Just a cute choice, I guess.
hunkydory.com is like so many other winery websites. It's weak. But it's not as bad as those that try to create interest by romanticizing its product with stupid made up stories. hunkydory.com just doesn't say much of anything.
The back label of the wine bottle says as much as the website: The wine is sourced from Marlborough and made by the Allan family. It's construction is 61% Gruner Veltliner, 20% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Pinot Gris, 5% Chardonnay and 4% Riesling. It is also certified organic.
We consulted three reviews of the wine and the following is an amalgam of the three: This dry white wine has an aromatic nose of honeysuckle, quince, lemon and lime. This bright lush citrus/tropical nose leads into a palate that adds ripe apple, pear, lychee, mandarin and spice. Then this full flavored medium bodied white uses both minerality and acidity to balance out its component flavors and finishes with that same balance.
4/18/21 Addendum: We wrote this post about a month ago when we brought in our first case of Tangle. Now we're told the Pinot Noir is available too.