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Waipara Hills

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir Rose, 2014

$0.00
Fresh, bright and lively, the perfect wine for those warm summer evening barbeques. 
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale garnet.
Nose: 
Bright berries with a touch of cream.
Palate: 
Delightful bright berry flavours with a touch of sweetness draws out to a clean crisp finish.
Serve: 
Lightly chilled.
Peak Drinking: 
This wine has been made to be enjoyed young and youthful, but will develop more flavours with cellaring.
Suggested Food Match: 
Great matched with a range of summer salads, fresh berry desserts or creamy cheeses.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.0
Acidity: 
5.97
Residual Sugar: 
6.0
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Sourced mainly from the Home Block Vineyard, in the Waipara Valley with deep free draining Glasnevin gravel soils.
Vintage Conditions: 
A cooler growing season with a lighter fruit set resulted in a longer ripening season.
Grape Variety: 
Pinot Noir
Maturation: 
Pinot Noir fruit parcels were soaked on skins for two days to develop colour and flavour. The drained juice was then collected, settled and racked before starting fermentation as a white wine. Once the desired sweetness level was reached, the ferment was stopped using refrigeration. The wine was then left on yeast lees for four months before preparing for bottling.

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir Rose 2018

$21.90
Crisp bright and juicy, perfect on its own or try with a summer salad of blood red orange, pine nuts and feta
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Subtle pink hue
Nose: 
Lifted light red berry fruit aromas of raspberry, strawberry and stone fruit.
Palate: 
Gentle red berry fruit flavours provide an inviting entry to a more complex textured and mineralic palate with a balanced crisp finish
Serve: 
Lightly chilled
Peak Drinking: 
now to 2 years
Suggested Food Match: 
Delicious alongside a fresh summer salad with slices of blood orange, pine nuts and feta.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
12.5%
Acidity: 
7.14
Residual Sugar: 
4.3g/l
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Sourced from The Mound and Deans vineyards in the Waipara Valley, wiht deep free draining Glasnevin gravels.
Vintage Conditions: 
Pinot Noir fruit parcels were harvested in the cool of the morning, crushed and soaked on skins for 4 hours to develop colour and flavour.  The drained juice was settled and racked before starting fermentation.  Once the desired sweetness levels were reached, the ferment was cooled and stopped.  The wine was then left on yeast less for several weeks before removing from lees to retain the vibrancy of the fruit character. Finally the wine was fined using traditional methods and finished for bottling.
Grape Variety: 
Pinot Noir

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Gewurztraminer 2018

$21.90
An elegant Gewurztraminer with a lovely aromatic lift and bright flavours
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Faint golden straw
Nose: 
Attractive varietal nose with subtle hints of ginger
Palate: 
Showing exotic varietal fruits such as lychee and satsuma pith.  Seamless acid profile with some creamy lees notes that fill out the mid palate
Serve: 
Lightly chilled
Peak Drinking: 
2-3 years
Suggested Food Match: 
Serve with duck liver pate, blue cheese and walnuts.  Also delivious with rich prok dishes and barbqued white meats
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13%
Acidity: 
5.92
Residual Sugar: 
7.3g/l
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Sourced from The Mound vineyard in the Waipara Valley with deep, free draining Glasnevin gravels.
Vintage Conditions: 
A mild spring meant no frosts during the flowering season.  This was followed by good fruit set during a hot dry December.  Warm and humid weather that followed meant early veraison, juicy bunches, then perfectly timed Nor'West winds to dry out the canopies before harvesting the well ripened and flavoursome Gewurztraminer.  
Grape Variety: 
Gewurztraminer

2017 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir Rose

$0.00
Crisp, bright and lively, perfect for those warm summer evenings.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pink blush
Nose: 
Light red berry fruit with notes of rhubarb crumble.
Palate: 
A touch of sweetness followed by a crisp lively finish with lingering flavours of raspberry and cream.
Serve: 
Lightly chilled.
Peak Drinking: 
This wine should be enjoyed young and youthful.
Suggested Food Match: 
A fresh summer salad with slices of blood orange, pinenuts and feta.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
12.5%
Acidity: 
6.6
Residual Sugar: 
6.0
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Sourced from The Mound, Deans and Home Block vineyards in the Waipara Valley, with deep free draining Glasnevin gravels.
Vintage Conditions: 
The start of the season was dry and warm overall, with stable weather during flowering which allowed the crops to set at a sensible yield. Like much of the country there was some rain over harvest but the North Canterbury sun made enough of a presence when it was needed most, producing concentration and spice that we expect from the Waipara Valley.
Grape Variety: 
Pinot Noir.
Accolades
5 Stars - Dish Tasting Panel<br /> Trophy&nbsp; - Champion Rose New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competiton
Trophy - Champion Rose NZ Aromatic Wine Competition
Trophy - New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition

2017 Waipara Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

$118.25
Rich and intense with a bright refreshing finish.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale straw.
Nose: 
Vibrant melon and snow pea with a touch of citrus.
Palate: 
Bursting with crisp, ripe fruit. This wine has a wonderful mouthfeel and a bright refreshing finish.
Serve: 
Chilled.
Peak Drinking: 
Drink young to capture the fresh, crisp flavours.
Suggested Food Match: 
Fresh flavours such as Vietnamese spring rolls with mint and zesty lime.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
12.5%
Acidity: 
7.29
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
The Awatere and Wairau Valleys of Marlborough.
Vintage Conditions: 
The 2017 vintage was warm and dry throughout the growing season which allowed the fruit to ripen steadily. Like much of the country there was some rain over harvest but the Marlborough sun made enough of a presence when it was needed most, producing great flavours and a balanced acid profile.
Grape Variety: 
Sauvignon Blanc.
Accolades
Silver - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2017

2017 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Gris

$118.25
A delicate Pinot Gris with an intriguing array of flavours and a textural palate that lingers.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Straw gold
Nose: 
Aromas of crisp red apple, quince and a hint of nougat.
Palate: 
Apple, pear and nougat flow through the palate finishing with a touch of ginger and crisp acidity.
Serve: 
Lightly chilled as an aperitif.
Peak Drinking: 
Now and through the Summer.
Suggested Food Match: 
Asian dishes such as mildly spiced Szechuan chicken.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.5%
Acidity: 
5.25
Residual Sugar: 
6.6 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Waipara Valley
Vintage Conditions: 
The start of the season was dry and warm overall, with stable weather during flowering which allowed the crops to set at a sensible yield. Like much of the country there was some rain over harvest but the North Canterbury sun made enough of a presence when it was needed most, producing concentration and spice that we expect from the Waipara Valley.
Grape Variety: 
Pinot Gris
Accolades
Silver - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2017

2017 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Riesling

$118.25
A bright and flavour-rich Riesling, showcasing classic Waipara characteristics.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale green and straw.
Nose: 
Crisp cut apple, juicy mandarin and subtle beeswax.
Palate: 
Lively red apple and satsuma, is followed by a crisp acidity and mineral wet stone citrus pith texture.
Serve: 
Chilled in a generous glass.
Peak Drinking: 
Mde to be approachable young and fresh but will develop more depth and complexity with age
Suggested Food Match: 
Barbequed pork marinated in lime juice.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
12.5%
Acidity: 
8.67
Residual Sugar: 
18g/l
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Waipara Valley
Vintage Conditions: 
2016 was a stable and warm season with dry conditions, without being too hot. This allowed the aromatic varieties to slowly develop their flavour, resulting in spectacular wines.
Grape Variety: 
Riesling
Accolades
90 Points Cameron Douglas Aromas of green apple and lemon, some dried herb&nbsp; and mineral. Dry on the palate with flavours from the nose, firmly textured and focused. Youthful with a specific flavour package. Best served with food. Drink from 2019 through 2026.
Silver - Canterbury Wine Awards 2017

2017 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Chardonnay

$118.25
Lifted nectarine and white peach aromas with subtle hints of oak
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale straw
Nose: 
Lifted nectarine and white peach aromas with subtle hints of oak.
Palate: 
Gentle, ripe stone fruit flavours compelment a well-rounded succulent palate.
Serve: 
Slightly chilled.
Peak Drinking: 
2017-2022
Suggested Food Match: 
Pair with sea food, particulalry shell fish, white meats or creamy pasta.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13%
Acidity: 
5.34
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Sourced from our Waipara Valley vineyard sites, with a mixture of free draining gravels and heavier clay soils.
Vintage Conditions: 
A cool spring drew out flowerring and as a consequence a sensible yield level was set.&nbsp; The summer was for the most part dry and warm.&nbsp; There were some rain events to contend with during harvest but the fruit held up very well and was picked with good flavours and free of significant disease.
Grape Variety: 
Chardonnay
Maturation: 
Combination of French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks.

2017 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir

$134.46
A fruit forward, vibrant Pinot Noir showing great varietal expression that the Waipara Valley is renowned for.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Bright red/garnet tones
Nose: 
Attractive bright red fruits, florals and a nice lick of savoury spice to add interest
Palate: 
Engaging subtle palate with great flow of fruit through to spicy notes that are<br /> supported by supple tannins
Serve: 
At room temperature.
Peak Drinking: 
This wine is made to be really enjoyable young, but will develop and become more complex over the coming years.
Suggested Food Match: 
Slow cooked North Canterbury lamb, wild game&nbsp;such as duck or venison.<br /> &nbsp;
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
12.7%
Acidity: 
5.63
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Waipara Valley
Vintage Conditions: 
Settled weather during flowering meant the vines set an even crop at a sensible yield level. The summer was for the most part dry and warm. There were some rain events to contend with during harvest but the fruit held up very well and was harvested with good flavours and free of significant disease
Grape Variety: 
Pinot Noir
Maturation: 
Selection of French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks.

2016 Waipara Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

$0.00
A powerfully aromatic Sauvignon Blanc that is brimming with character and liveliness.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale green and straw.
Nose: 
Vibrant melon, snow pea and wet river stone with a touch of tropical fruit.
Palate: 
Bursting with rich, ripe fruit. This wine has a wonderful mouthfeel and a bright refreshing finish.
Serve: 
Chilled.
Peak Drinking: 
Drink young to capture the fresh, crisp flavours.
Suggested Food Match: 
Match with fresh flavours such as a Summer salad filled with garden greens and slices of orange and fennel.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13%
Acidity: 
7.01
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
The Awatere and Wairau Valleys of Marlborough.
Vintage Conditions: 
2016 was a stable and warm season with dry conditions, without being too hot. This produced lifted aromatics of great weight and interest, resulting in spectacular wines.
Grape Variety: 
Sauvignon Blanc.
Maturation: 
Stainless steel tanks.
Accolades
Silver - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2016
Silver - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2017
Best Buy - Cuisine Magazine
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