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Waipara Hills

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2010

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This wine displays inviting aroma of wild berries, plums and cherries with a hint of dried herbs and spice. These characters follow from the nose onto the palate and showcase the attractive fruit, spice and earth flavours of the Waipara Valley.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Medium purple/garnet
Nose: 
Inviting aromas of wild berries, plums and cherries with a hint of dried herbs and spice.
Palate: 
The flavours follow from the nose onto the palate and showcase the attractive fruit, spice and earth flavours of the Waipara Valley.
Serve: 
At about 15ºC, or just below room temperature.
Peak Drinking: 
2012-2015
Suggested Food Match: 
Garlicky meatball dish
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.0%
Acidity: 
5.66 g/l
Residual Sugar: 
1.3 g/l
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
The fruit for this wine came from our two vineyards in the Waipara Valley, The Mound and Home Block.
Vintage Conditions: 
2010 was a cooler, yet stable season which led to great flavour development in all of our varietals.
Grape Variety: 
100% Pinot Noir
Maturation: 
30% was aged in oak for 6 months, 30% of this in new oak.

Waipara Hills Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010

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Leading on from the 2009, the 2010 once again has a lovely complexity of fruit and savoury characters. If allowed it can really open up in the glass and years.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Dark purple/garnet
Nose: 
A wonderfully rich and, in some ways, rustic palate of earth, chocolate, spice and dark cherry aromas.
Palate: 
The nose follows into the palate with dark cherry and earthy, chocolate notes, then the firm tannins pull the flavours together and leave the palate crisp and awaiting the next sip.
Serve: 
At about 15oC, or just below room temperature.
Peak Drinking: 
2012-2017
Suggested Food Match: 
Classic coq au vin
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.5%
Acidity: 
5.65 g/l
Residual Sugar: 
0.5 g/l
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
The fruit for this wine came from our Golden Terraces Vineyard in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago.
Vintage Conditions: 
2010 was a solid year in Central, with some heat periods but mainly stable temperatures and low to moderate rainfall.
Grape Variety: 
100% Pinot Noir
Maturation: 
Aged in French oak barrels ~30% new for 8 months

Waipara Hills Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009

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Dense, dark fruit with elements of dried nutmeg aromas combine with a rich and lingering palate of cherry and bitter-sweet chocolate. A wine to follow as it evolves and develops over the next 10 years.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Red/purple.
Nose: 
Blackberries, plums and dried spice. Rife with dark fruits, complemented with savoury spice from the French Oak.
Palate: 
At first the fruit covers the mouth and tongue with wild berry and dark cherry flavours, then things move to dark chocolate, kirsch and liquorice before being tightened up wonderfully by the tight, firm tannins which should reward careful cellaring.
Serve: 
Serve at room temperature in generous glassware and allow to breathe.
Peak Drinking: 
2012-2015
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
14.0%
Acidity: 
6 g/l
Residual Sugar: 
1.1 g/l
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
All the fruit for this wine was sourced from our vineyard in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago.
Vintage Conditions: 
Slightly cooler summer temperatures meant a later harvest, but also produced lovely lifted aromatics and good concentration.
Grape Variety: 
100% Pinot Noir
Maturation: 
Wild fermented, 4 weeks on skins, spring MLF, summer racking. Aged in a French Oak Barriques, ~30% new for 10 months.

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2009

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2009 was a truly great vintage, giving us the heat to allow full ripening potential and a stable harvest to get the fruit to the winery in the best condition.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Garnet red
Nose: 
Lifted aromas of plums, dark cherries, leather and dried spice enhance the immediate appeal of this wine.
Palate: 
A soft and silky beginning leads to a full, rich and structured palate with dark red fruits, dried spice and leather characters that linger and linger.
Serve: 
At room temperature in a large glass.
Peak Drinking: 
Designed to be enjoyed young but with the legs to live for many years to come.
Suggested Food Match: 
Perfect served with lamb, duck or wild game meats
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.5%
Acidity: 
5.8 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
0.6 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
All of the fruit for this wine came from The Mound and Home Block vineyards in the Waipara Valley.
Vintage Conditions: 
2009 was a truly great vintage, giving us the heat to allow full ripening potential and a stable harvest season to get the fruit to the winery in the best condition.
Grape Variety: 
100% Pinot Noir
Maturation: 
Matured in a mixture of oak barrels and tanks for 10 months.

Waipara Hills Waipara Gewurztraminer 2009

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Showing that little bit more character than the 2008, the 2009 Gewürztraminer from the The Mound Vineyard is starting to show the richness and aromatic lift that this vineyard is known for. Vibrant and lifted, rich and luscious, this wine is a rewarding and decandent way to spend a cosy evening with friends.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale yellow with hints of green
Nose: 
Spicy, lifted honey suckle, pear drop and musk. Rich and inviting.
Palate: 
Rich flavours of melon, spice and honey flow through the palate. Luscious and textural, yet culminating with a crisp, balanced finish.
Serve: 
Slightly chilled.
Peak Drinking: 
2011 - 2015
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
14.5%
Acidity: 
4.5 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
11 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
All the fruit for this wine came from The Mound Vineyard in Waipara Valley.
Vintage Conditions: 
The 2009 season was exempilary and allowed the full ripening of all of our varietals.
Grape Variety: 
100% Gewurztraminer
Maturation: 
Crushed into press, and left on skins for 3 hours before pressing out. Cold settled for 7 days, before a clean racking and a cool ferment in stainless steel. Stopped at a rich yet crisp balance, then left on lees, cold for several months before racking and warming.

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Gris 2010

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A dry style Pinot Gris with delicate aromas of pear, apple and a touch of fresh ginger. A small portion was matured in neutral oak barrels providing a textural palate with rich and lingering flavours. Over time this wine will open up to show more candyfloss flavours.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale yellow.
Nose: 
Delicate pear, apple and a touch of fresh ginger.
Palate: 
Dry in style and textured with lingering pear and melon characters.
Serve: 
Lightly chilled.
Peak Drinking: 
2011 - 2015
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
14.0%
Acidity: 
5.75 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
7.0 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
The fruit was sourced from our vineyards in the Waipara Valley.
Vintage Conditions: 
A cooler summer delayed the start of the harvest, but a stable, warm Autumn delivered perfect fruit.
Grape Variety: 
100% Pinot Gris
Maturation: 
Matured mainly in stainless steel, with a small portion in neutral oak barrels.

Waipara Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010

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Another stunning season in Marlborough has generated this generous wine, with freshness and textrue that lives on the tongue long after each mouthful has been enjoyed.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale yellow/green
Nose: 
Enticing melon and guava aromas balanced with crisp nettle and citrus.
Palate: 
A generous palate full of rich tropical fruit combines with nettle and snow pea flavours, providing crisp acidity and a long finish.
Serve: 
Lightly Chilled
Peak Drinking: 
2010 - 2012
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.5 %
Acidity: 
8.3 g/l
Residual Sugar: 
3.2 g/l
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
This wine was made from fruit of both the Wairau and the Awatere Valleys of Marlborough.
Vintage Conditions: 
After the success of the 2009 it was a pleasant surprise to see 2010 evolve into another great year for Sauvignon Blanc, with a long stable harvest season producing wines of complexity and generosity.
Grape Variety: 
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Maturation: 
Like most Sauvignon Blancs, this wine was made to be enjoyed while still young and fresh, without any further cellaring required.

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Riesling 2010

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A fine example of the 2010 vintage, this wine shows generous fruit balanced with crisp acidity and a touch of fruit sweetness.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale green and yellow.
Nose: 
Ripe, open and lifted with melon, apple and wild flowers.
Palate: 
Rich and generous flavours of apple, lime and rock melon, beautifully balanced with focused acidity.
Serve: 
Lightly chilled
Peak Drinking: 
Fresh and vibrant now, this wine will become more complex over the next 10 years.
Suggested Food Match: 
Thai Fish
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.0%
Acidity: 
7.5 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
14.4 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
The fruit was sourced from The Mound Vineyard in the Waipara Valley
Vintage Conditions: 
A cooler summer delayed the start of the harvest, but a stable, warm autumn delivered perfect fruit.
Grape Variety: 
100% Riesling
Maturation: 
100% stainless steel matured

Waipara Hills Waipara Chardonnay 2010

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Sourced from our Home Block in the Waipara Valley this is a fruit dominant Chardonnay with subtle use of oak providing structure and complexity. Lifted pineapple and crisp apple aromas are balanced with soft, velvety fruit and cream flavours with a hint of spice on the finish.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Straw/yellow with hints of green.
Nose: 
Pineapple and cream with hints of crisp apple and subtle oak.
Palate: 
Soft, velvety fruit and cream flavours with a hint of spice on the finish.
Serve: 
Chilled
Peak Drinking: 
This wine was intended to be enjoyed young, vibrant and fresh.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
14.0%
Acidity: 
6.0g/L
Residual Sugar: 
3.4g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
The Home Block Vineyard, Waipara Valley
Vintage Conditions: 
A cooler summer delayed the start of the harvest, but a stable, warm Autumn delivered perfect fruit.
Grape Variety: 
100% Chardonnay
Maturation: 
Fermented in a combination of tanks and oak barrels. 7% was matured for 6 months in a mixture of new one, two and three year old barrels.
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