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Marlborough

Waipara Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

$112.86
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

Waipara Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015

$0.00
A generous, lifted style bursting with rich, ripe fruit followed by a lovely textural mouth watering finish.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale green.
Nose: 
Vibrant melon, snow pea and wet river stone with a touch of fennel.
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 of this wine.
Suggested Food Match: 
Matched with fresh flavours such as Vietnamese Spring Rolls with fresh mint and lime.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13%
Acidity: 
7.2
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Sourced from across sub regions and soil types, but predominantly free draining gravels from both the Wairau and Awatere Valleys of Marlborough
Vintage Conditions: 
2015 was an outstanding season in Marlborough with plenty of warm growing days and little rain. The cool evening helped to promote lifted aromatics.
Grape Variety: 
Sauvignon Blanc.
Maturation: 
Stainless steel tanks.

Waipara Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, 2014

$0.00
A generous, lifted style with power and a lovely textural mouth watering finish. 
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale green and yellow.
Nose: 
Lifted tropical fruits of mango and papaya are balanced with fresh nettles and snow peas.
Palate: 
Wonderfully fruit sweet and rich with a crisp refreshing finish.
Serve: 
Chilled
Peak Drinking: 
Drink young to capture the fresh, crisp flavours of this wine.
Suggested Food Match: 
Match with fresh flavours such as mint and lime in Vietnamese cuisine.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.0
Acidity: 
7.7
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Sourced from across sub regions and soil types, but predominantly free draining gravels from both the Wairau and Awatere Valleys of Marlborough.
Vintage Conditions: 
An early bud break exposed the wines 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: 
Sauvignon Blanc
Maturation: 
Stainless steel tanks.

Waipara Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

$0.00

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

Waipara Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012

$0.00
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.

Mud House Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2013

$134.46
Beautifully fragrant with aromas of rose petal and clementine leading into a palate of luscious spice and subtle musk characters. An elegant aromatic example of this seductive variety.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Light copper
Nose: 
Beautifully fragrant with aromas of rose petal and tangerine
Palate: 
The wine shows mouth filling fruit concentration with a pure flavour and a long musky finish
Serve: 
Chilled.
Peak Drinking: 
Now - 2016
Suggested Food Match: 
Duck and lychee curry
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
14.5%
Acidity: 
5.0 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
7.9 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
This single vineyard wine is soley sourced from the d'Auvergne vineyard in the lower Wairau Valley, Marlborough. With it's deep fertile loam soils the d'Auvergne vineyard has proven itself as one of the natural homes for Gewürztraminer in Marlborough.
Vintage Conditions: 
Blink and you will miss it! That was what it was like for the Marlborough 2013 vintage. We couldn't have written a better season, with an abundance of warm, dry days and cool nights. The result was some wonderfully aromatic and concentrated fruit to 'play' with. The 2013 wines are showing an amazing range of vibrant flavours, with surprisingly crisp acidity.
Grape Variety: 
100% Gewürztraminer
Maturation: 
Matured on full fermentation lees for up to three months post fermentation in 100% stainless steel tanks.

Mud House Marlborough Chardonnay 2012

$0.00

An unoaked style of Chardonnay with aromas of white peach, sweet honeyed spice and crisp apple. The palate is well balanced with juicy stone fruit, melon flavours and fine acidity.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Straw Yellow
Nose: 
<p>Vibrant aromas of white peach, crisp apple and a hint of honeyed spice.</p>
Palate: 
<p>Tropical and stonefruit flavours burst onto the front palate, beautifully complimenting the fine acidity and lengthy weight on the finish.</p>
Serve: 
<p>Chilled</p>
Peak Drinking: 
Now-2015
Suggested Food Match: 
<p>Slow roasted pork fillet</p>
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.0%
Acidity: 
6.3 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
1.5 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 

This wine was crafted from fruit which was carefully selected from primarily Marlborough vineyards (94%), with just a touch from Hawkes Bay (6%).

Vintage Conditions: 
<p>The grape growing season in Marlborough started with some rather cool and unsettled weather during flowering, resulting in low crops across all varieties. The cool weather continued through summer and by the start of April we were seriously worried about reaching the ripeness required. But Mother Nature was on our side and although we can't say it warmed up too much, the weather stayed settled with very little rain pressure and we were able to hang out the grapes until it reached full ripeness and flavour. The fruit was harvested in May, almost a month later than usual. The long season produced some intensely concentrated aromatic whites - a far cry from the green acidic berries we were looking for at the start of the season.</p>
Grape Variety: 
<p>Chardonnay</p>
Maturation: 
<p>After picking and pressing the individual parcels were tank fermented at warm temperatures. At the end of fermentation, the wines were aged on the yeast less for four months - some parcels were lees stirred in tank to add mouth-feel and generosity. A small portion on this wine undertook full malolactic fermentation to enhance the texture. Prior to bottling, the wine was fined using traditional methods.</p>

Mud House Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012

$0.00

Pure aromas of passion fruit, snow pea and fresh citrus. These concentrated flavours fill the front palate and juicy acidity provides freshness and length.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale Straw
Nose: 
<p>Pure aromas of passion fruit, snow pea and fresh citrus.</p>
Palate: 
<p>The concentrated tropical and fresh snow pea flavours fill the front palate. Juicy grapefruit acidity give the wine its lovely freshness and length.</p>
Serve: 
<p>Chilled.</p>
Peak Drinking: 
Now - 2014
Suggested Food Match: 
<p>Salmon Cakes</p>
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.0%
Acidity: 
8.0 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
2.2 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 

The majority of the fruit for this wine was sourced from the Mud House vineyard in the upper Wairau Valley. The remainder is from carefully selected grower vineyards in the Awatere, Ure and Wairau Valleys.

Vintage Conditions: 
<p>The grape growing season in Marlborough started with some rather cool and unsettled weather during flowering which resulted in low crops across all varieties. The cool weather continued through summer and although we can’t say it warmed up too much, the weather stayed settled with very little rain pressure and we were able to hang out our grapes until they reached full ripeness and flavour. We didn’t harvest until well into May— almost one month later than usual. This long season produced some intensely flavoured and concentrated wines.</p>
Grape Variety: 
<p>100% Sauvignon Blanc</p>
Maturation: 
<p>After harvesting in the cool of the night, the grapes were transported to the winery and gently crushed and pressed. The grapes were kept cool and protected by oxidation. After cold settling, each batch was cool fermented in stainless steel using a variety of cultured yeasts to add complexity to the blend and to retain the fresh fruit characteristics. The cool fermentation lasted approximately 2 weeks and the wine was chilled and racked off yeast lees shortly after. The wine was blended after the completion of fermentation, then carefully balanced and prepared for bottling.</p>
Accolades
<p>PURE ELITE GOLD - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2012</p>
<p>GOLD - Finland Wine of the Year 2013</p>
<p>GOLD - Korea Wine Challenge 2013</p>
<p>SILVER - New Zealand International Wine Show 2012</p>
<p>SILVER - International Aromatic Wine Competition 2012</p>
<p>BRONZE - International Wine Challenge (IWC) 2013</p>
<p>Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards (UK) 2013</p>

Mud House Estate 'The Woolshed' Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

$0.00

This wine was sourced from the Woolshed Block of the Mud House Woolshed Vineyard in Marlborough's upper Wairau Valley. The sheltered site is nestled into the Delta Hills. The area's unique clay soil profile gives this wine its complexity and depth of character.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale straw
Nose: 
Lively aromas of passionfruit pith and nettles
Palate: 
An elegant but generous wine. The palate bursts with classic passionfruit, guava and green capsicum flavours. The finish is long with lingering fruit weight and lively acidity.
Serve: 
Chilled
Peak Drinking: 
2011-2013
Suggested Food Match: 
Thai crab and citrus salad
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.5%
Acidity: 
7.8g/L
Residual Sugar: 
5g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
This wine was sourced from the Woolshed Block of the Mud House Woolshed Vineyard in the upper Wairau Valley of Marlborough. THis sheltered site is nestled into the Delta Hills. The area's unique clay soil profile gives this wine its complexity and depth of character.
Vintage Conditions: 
Vintage conditions in Marlborough was blessed with another exceptional year in 2011, especially for Sauvignon Blanc. Bud Break was late September and was followed by a warm frost free spring. Adequate rainfall and warm temperatures meant the shoots grew quickly and flowering was earlier than normal. After January the season cooled which allowed for an extended ripening period.
Grape Variety: 
100% Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Maturation: 
100% stainless steel fermentation and maturation
Accolades
Pure Gold - Bragato Wine Awards (NZ) 2012
Gold - New World Wine Awards (NZ) 2012
Silver - Selections Mondiales Des Vins (Canada) 2013

HAY MAKER Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012

$209.90

Lifted notes of fresh grapefruit, guava and nettles lead to a lively palate with concentrated fruit flavours and a crisp mouth watering finish.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale straw.
Nose: 
Lifted notes of fresh grapefruit, guava and nettles.
Palate: 
The palate is fresh with concentrated fruit flavours. Lively acidity provides a crisp finish.
Serve: 
Chilled.
Peak Drinking: 
Now until 2014
Suggested Food Match: 
Seared fish and Asian spices.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.0
Acidity: 
8.1
Residual Sugar: 
1.1g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
The fruit for this wine was sourced from carefully selected vineyards in Marlborough. These vineyards are on moderately fertile soil with a mix of stony, sandy loam and clay.
Vintage Conditions: 
The growing season started with cool and unsettled weather during flowering which resulted in low crops. The cool weather continued into summer however little rain pressure allowed a longer stable growing season, almost one month longer than usual. This produced some intensely flavoured and concentrated aromatic wines.
Grape Variety: 
Sauvignon Blanc
Maturation: 
Once harvested the grapes were transported to the winery and gently crushed and pressed. The grapes were kept cool and after cold and settling each batch was cool fermented in stainless steel using a variety of yeasts to add complexity. The wines were racked off the lees shortly after fermentation and carefully balanced and blended for bottling.
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