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Marlborough

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

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

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.

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.

HAY MAKER Marlborough Pinot Gris 2011

$0.00

A dry Pinot Gris with delicate honeysuckle, ripe pear and peach aromas. Delightful stone fruit flavours fill the palate with perfectly balanced acidity.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Straw yellow
Nose: 
Delicate aromas of honeysuckle, ripe pear and peach.
Palate: 
A mouth filling rich wine without being too heavy. Delightful stone fruit flavours fill the palate with perfectly balanced acidity.
Serve: 
Chilled
Peak Drinking: 
Now - 2015
Suggested Food Match: 
Roast Duck curry
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.5%
Acidity: 
6.3 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
4.1 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Carefully selected parcels from grower vineyards throughout the Wairau and Awatere valleys of Marlborough.
Vintage Conditions: 
Marlborough was blessed with another exceptional year in 2011 - especially for Pinot Gris. Bud break was late September and was followed by a warm spring without frost. 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% Pinot Gris
Maturation: 
Once harvested the grapes were transported to the winery, gently pressed and settled in tank. The warm fermentation is started with a handfall of selected yeast strains. After the completion of ferment the wine was left to mature on full lees for up to three months to enhance the structure and mouthfeel. After blending the wine was fined using natural methods an prepared for bottling.

HAY MAKER Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

$0.00

Notes of blackcurrent and guava lead to a lively palate with tropical fruit flavours.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale straw.
Nose: 
Lifted aromas of blackcurrent bud, guava and grapefruit.
Palate: 
A lively palate with fresh flavours of nettles and tropical fruit with a flinty elegance.
Serve: 
Chilled with good friends and food.
Peak Drinking: 
2011 - 2013
Suggested Food Match: 
Asian style prawn salad.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.0%
Acidity: 
7.6 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
2.0 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 of Marlborough
Vintage Conditions: 
Bud break was late September and was followed by a warm spring without frost. Adequate rainfall and warm temperatures meant the shoots grew quickly and flowering was earlier than normal. After January the season cooled and although harvest began a few days earlier than normal in mid March, it didn't complete until 20th April.
Grape Variety: 
Sauvignon Blanc
Maturation: 
After harvesting, the grapes were transported to the winery and crushed with minimal skin contact to avoid juice deterioration. 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 retian fresh fruit characters. The wines were blended shortly after the completion of fermentation, then carefully balanced and prepared for bottling.
Highly Commended - Sydney International Wine Competition 2012

Waipara Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

$0.00

Sourced from both the Wairau and Awatere Valleys of Marlborough, this is a generous Sauvignon Blanc with lifted aromas of nettles, snow peas, guava and flint characters. The palate has a citrus and grapefruit approach followed by a mineral mid palate, elegant texture and long finish.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale yellow.
Nose: 
Nettles, snow pea, flint, wet stone and guava.
Palate: 
Citrus approach, grapefruit, mineral mid palate, long finish with good weight and texture.
Serve: 
Chilled to 4 degrees Celsius.
Peak Drinking: 
Made to be enjoyed young, fresh and crisp.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.0%
Acidity: 
7.5 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
2.2 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Varous vineyards around the Marlborough region.
Vintage Conditions: 
An early start and a cooler growing season produced a longer season, yet the stable autumn allowed the fruit to be picked at just the right time. Harvested between 22nd March and 15th April 2011.
Grape Variety: 
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Maturation: 
Cleaned, settled juice fermented with a range of yeasts at cool temps (12-15oC) for approx three weeks, then racked off lees and kept chilled for three weeks before sulphuring and warming before blending.
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