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Waipara Hills

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Riesling, 2014

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A generous yet crisp and light wine with an elegant and persistent finish. 
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale green.
Nose: 
Bursting with citrus, rock melon and spring blossom aromas with a touch of lemongrass and honey.
Palate: 
Citrus and a touch of honey fill the mouth leaving a persistent and fresh taste.
Serve: 
Chilled in a generous glass.
Peak Drinking: 
2016 - 2017
Suggested Food Match: 
Perfect matched with hard cheese, like Manchego, or perhaps a fresh salad with parmesan and roasted walnuts.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
12.0
Acidity: 
7.95
Residual Sugar: 
14.0
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Sourced 100% from The Mound Vineyard in the Waipara Valley, where there is a layer of clay across the soil that adds complexity to our wines.
Vintage Conditions: 
An early bud break exposed the vines for two weeks of extra frost risk, but thankfully Spring was both mild and relatively frost free. The vines eased into the Summer growing season with a decent crop and the fruit condition was very good coming into veraison, with harvest looking to be early. Then some rain came along mid and late March, but the longer season had produced lower acidity and great flavour ripeness, producing fruit of quality.
Grape Variety: 
Riesling
Maturation: 
Harvested primarily in the morning or at night, the fruit was pressed immediately to preserve the fruit flavour. No sulphur was added to help promote some browning, settle the juice and soften the phenolics. The juice was left to settle until very clean, then racked, warmed and inoculated with a range of yeasts to promote the texture of the wine. After the fermentation the wine was left on lees for a further three months, stirring weekly to keep the wine fresh and promote characters. Finally the wine was blended, fined using natural methods and finished for bottling.

2013 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Chardonnay

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The stone fruit flavours are balanced with spicy French oak and a touch of butter. This wine is rich and complex, whilst still alive and fresh.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale straw.
Nose: 
Ripe stone fruit, with a touch of spicy oak and cream.
Palate: 
The nectarine and peach flavours are wonderfully balanced with subtle oak throughout the palate. Textured and weighty, yet dry and crisp in the finish.
Serve: 
Lightly chilled.
Peak Drinking: 
2014-2016
Suggested Food Match: 
Seared scallops with herb butter rested on rocket salad.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.0%
Acidity: 
7
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Waipara Hills Home Block Vineyard, Waipara Valley.
Vintage Conditions: 
The cool spring slowed down the start of the season, but a warm and stable summer gave the best possible conditions for fruit and flavour development. Some rain at the start of the harvest period slowed things down, but didn't affect the overall quality.
Grape Variety: 
Chardonnay
Maturation: 
Machine harvest fruit was cool pressed and settled before going into a cool fermentation for around three weeks. The wine was then left on lees and stirred for four months, while it went through MLF.

Waipara Hills Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

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Dark brooding aromas of cherry, chocolate and spice. Elegantly structured with generous fruit flavours on the palate. A rich young wine with complex fruit and enticing earthy characters, that is generous as a young wine and will also reward futher cellaring.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Purple and garnet
Nose: 
Rich dark cherry, chocolate and dried spice. A big brooding nose with a layer of complexity.
Palate: 
Generous and sweet fruits on the front of the palate, tightening up nicely by an elegant structure of fruit and French oak tannin.
Serve: 
At room temperature in a generous glass.
Suggested Food Match: 
Wild game, roasted mushrooms or seared beef fillet.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.8%
Acidity: 
6.08 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
0.27 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
97% Claim 431 Vineyard, Central Otago 3% Woolshed Vineyard, Marlborough
Vintage Conditions: 
The early season frost caused some concern but thankfully little damage. It was a warm yet not overly hot summer in Central Otago, with slightly above average rainfull which allowed ripeness to proceed at a sedate pace creating decent canopy. The condition of the fruit was fantastic, great colours and really elegant tannins.
Grape Variety: 
100% Pinot Noir
Maturation: 
Stainless steel tank and barrell fermented

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Riesling 2013

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This Riesling shows aromas of spring flowers, cut apples and melon, Fresh and vibrant acidity combines with mouthfilling fruit flavours and delivers a lengthy finish. The George family built the house and farmed the land at what is now the Mound Vineyard in the early 1900's. This wine is dedicated to Tina George, who has a significant connection to the vineyard land she has worked on for more than 10 years - a place she calls home.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale green.
Nose: 
Fresh cut apple, melon, lime, spring flowers and fresh ginger.
Palate: 
The wine is rich and mouth filling, with lovely crisp acidity. Persistent and refreshing.
Serve: 
Lightly chilled
Peak Drinking: 
2014-2016
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
12.1%
Acidity: 
8.3 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
13.3 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
100% The Mound Vineyard, Waipara Valley
Vintage Conditions: 
The cool Spring slowed down the start of the season, but a warm and stable summer gave the best possible conditions for fruit and flavour development. Some rain at the start of the harvest period slowed things down, but didnt affect the overall quality.
Grape Variety: 
100% Riesling
Maturation: 
100% Stainless steel tank fermentation

Waipara Hills Central Otago Pinot Noir 2012

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Sourced from The Claim 431 Vineyard in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago, this Pinot Noir has bright cherry, black doris plum and wild fruit flavours on the nose and palate. Complemented with spicy oak and a touch of earth, this is a generous wine balanced with firm tannins and soft acidity. Serve at room temperature with lamb, wild game of seared steak.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Ruby red
Nose: 
Brambly fruits, dark cherry, five spice and a hint of smoke.
Palate: 
Firm yet generous, this wine has rich dark fruits balanced nicely with firm tannins and soft acidity
Serve: 
At room temperature in a generous glass
Suggested Food Match: 
Lamb, wild game or steak
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
14.0%
Acidity: 
6.14 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
1 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
97% Claim 431 Vineyard, Bendigo, Central Otago 3% Woolshed Vineyard, Upper Wairau, Marlborough
Vintage Conditions: 
Central Otago had the best growing season compared to the rest of New Zealand, with warm stable weather from late Spring through until after harvest.
Grape Variety: 
100% Pinot Noir
Maturation: 
Stainless Steel tank and barrel fermentation.

2013 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir

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The nose displays spicy, rich cocoa, juicy red berries and earthy aromas. Rich in colour; dense and ripe fruits fill the mouth; alongside earthy savoury flavours from the oak. Firm tannins and fresh acidity give this stunning Pinot Noir good structure and length. This wine is dedicated to Murray Walter, who was involved in planting the first vines at Home Block Vineyard, in recognition of more than 15 years' service 'through every weather change from a freezing cold Southerly to roasting Nor'Wester".

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Garnet with purple hues.
Nose: 
Earthy, juicy red berries, spice and rich cocoa.
Palate: 
Sweet red fruit fills the mouth with fresh acidity and firm tannins which gives it structure and length.
Serve: 
At room temperature.
Peak Drinking: 
Now, but will cellar up until 2015-2017
Suggested Food Match: 
Lamb or wild game with roasted mushrooms.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.6%
Acidity: 
7.4 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
0.16 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
80% Waipara Valley, 20% Central Otago
Vintage Conditions: 
The cool spring slowed down the start of the season, but a warm and stable summer gave the best possible conditions for fruit and flavour development. Some rain at the start of the harvest period slowed things down, but didnt affect the overall quality.
Grape Variety: 
100% Pinot Noir
Maturation: 
Matured mainly in tank with oak staves

Waipara Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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Sourced from the Wairau and Awatere Valleys of Marlborough, this lively Sauvignon Blanc displays aroms of melon, nettle and crisp snowpeas. The front palate bursts with fresh citrus, grapefruit and delicate melon notes; while the fruit weight and texture carry through to a balanced, mouth watering finish.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale green
Nose: 
Guava, melon, nettles, snow peas and crushed stone.
Palate: 
Fresh citrus, grapefruit, and a touch of pineapple on the first sip. Lovely weight and a clean finish.
Serve: 
Lightly chilled
Peak Drinking: 
Now
Suggested Food Match: 
Grilled asparagus spears wrapped in prosciutto
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.5%
Acidity: 
8.55 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
2.7 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Wairau and Awatere valleys of Marlborough
Vintage Conditions: 
The cool spring slowed down the start of the season; then a warm and stable summer gave the best possible conditions for fruit and flavour development. Some rain at the start of the harvest period slowed things down, but didn't affect the overall quality.
Grape Variety: 
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Maturation: 
Stainless Steel Tanks

2012 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Riesling

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Sourced from The Mound Vineyard in the Waipara Valley, this Riesling shows inviting aromas of melon, fresh cut apples, a hint of honey and fresh ginger. A rich mouth filling palate combines with crisp acidity for a refreshing finish. This wine is dedicated to Jean-Luc Dufour who started planting our Waipara vineyards in 1994 and has looked after them ever since; helping us make some wonderful wines, just like the one in this bottle. Santé!
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale yellow.
Nose: 
Fresh cut apple, melon, lime, honey and fresh ginger.
Palate: 
The wine is rish and mouth filling, with lovely crisp acidity. Persistent and refreshing.
Serve: 
Lightly chilled
Peak Drinking: 
2013-2020
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
12.6%
Acidity: 
9.33 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
16.95 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
100% The Mound Vineyard, Waipara Valley
Vintage Conditions: 
A cool summer delayed the ripening much later than normal, which helped to retain the acidity and allowed the aromatics to develop fully. When the warm, stable weather in autumn finally arrived, it saved the day and allowed the fruit to finish ripening and be harvested in great condition.
Grape Variety: 
100% Riesling
Maturation: 
Mostly machine harvested, cool pressed, settled and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The ferments were stopped when the wine was balance and then left cold and un-sulphured for over a month so the yeast could naturally settle and the flavours could develop.

Waipara Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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Sourced from both the Wairau and Awatere Valleys of Marlborugh, this generous, lifted Sauvignon Blanc with aromas of guava, melon, nettles, jalapeno and snowpeas. The palate has a fresh citrus and grapefruit approach with a textured mid palate and mouth watering finish.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale green.
Nose: 
Guava, melon, nettles, jalapeno and snow peas.
Palate: 
Fresh citrus and grapefruit leading through to a nicely textured mid-palate of melon and guava and a touch of jalapeno.
Serve: 
Lightly chilled
Peak Drinking: 
Made to be enjoyed fresh, young and crisp. This wine will continue to develop for several years too.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.0%
Acidity: 
8.0 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
3.4 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Sourced from the Wairau and Awatere Valleys of Marlborough.
Vintage Conditions: 
A cool summer delayed ripening much later than normal, which helped to retain acidity and allowed the aromatics to develop fully. The warm, stable autumn saved teh day allowed the fruit to be harvested in great condition.
Grape Variety: 
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Maturation: 
Cleaned, settled juice fermented with a range of yeasts at cool temps, then racked off lees and kept chilled for 3 weeks before sulphuring and warming before blending.

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2012

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A bright fresh Pinot Noir with lifted cherry, earth and spice characters. The palate is juicy starting with sweet red fruit flavours followed by balanced acidity and persistent structure.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Medium density with ruby and purple hues.
Nose: 
Bright cherry and brambly fruit with subtle, savoury oak. Bright and juicy.
Palate: 
Sweet red fruit on the first sip, nice acid balance and structure.
Serve: 
At room temperature.
Peak Drinking: 
Now - 2017
Suggested Food Match: 
Lamb, wild game or slow roasted mushrooms.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.0%
Acidity: 
6.2 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
0.5 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
85% Waipara Valley 15% Central Otago
Vintage Conditions: 
A cool summer delayed the ripening much later than normal, which helped to retain the acidity and allowed the aromatics to develop fully. When the warm, stable weather in autumn finally arrived, it saved the day and allowed the fruit to finish ripening and be harvested in great condition.
Grape Variety: 
100% Pinot Noir
Maturation: 
Matured mainly in tank with oak staves.
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