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Waipara

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.
Accolades
"Light salmon, apricot and pink hues with aromas of strawberry and cold peach tea, a savoury note and stony minerality. Fruity and lush on the palate in a just-dry style with lots of apricot, peach and strawberry flavours; medium acidity, medium weight and a lengthy finish; lovely example with or without food."<br /> 4.5 Stars, Cameron Douglas MS
4.5 Stars, Cameron Douglas MS

2016 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Riesling

$112.86
A bright and flavour-rich Riesling, showcasing classic Waipara characteristics.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale green and straw.
Nose: 
Bursting with aromas of red apple, lime and juicy mandarin.
Palate: 
Flavours of red apple and lime flow from the first sip. A bold and rich style of Riesling which delivers a crisp and lingering finish.
Serve: 
Chilled in a generous glass.
Peak Drinking: 
Drink young to capture the fresh, crisp flavours.
Suggested Food Match: 
Barbequed pork marinated in lime juice.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
12.5%
Acidity: 
7.22
Residual Sugar: 
13 g/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
Recommended by Cuisine - 4 Stars

2015 Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Valley Riesling

$188.46
Racy and vibrant, this wine has a rich mouth-feel and is sure to become a favourite for the Cellar.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale green.
Nose: 
Tahitian lime, mandarin and floral notes.
Palate: 
Wonderfully intense citrus fruit flavours deliver a crisp and lingering finish.
Serve: 
Slightly chilled in a large glass.
Peak Drinking: 
2016-2020
Suggested Food Match: 
Perfect with spicy dishes or as an aperitif.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
11.5%
Acidity: 
8.9
Residual Sugar: 
23 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
The Mound Vineyard, Waipara Valley.
Vintage Conditions: 
Frost about a month into the growing season knocked the vines back, affecting the yields. Thankfully the combination of small crops and a warm dry summer created ideal conditions to ripen the fruit quickly and produce very intense flavours. With warm autumn conditions prevailing, the fruit was harvested in perfect condition.
Grape Variety: 
Riesling

2016 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Chardonnay

$112.86
A bright and elegant Chardonnay that delivers a wide array of flavour profiles. An enjoyable wine for any occassion.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale straw
Nose: 
Lifted nectarine and white peach aromas with a lovely hint of buttered toast.
Palate: 
Ripe, yet gentle stone fruit flavours complement a well-rounded succulent palate and a long crisp finish.
Serve: 
Slightly chilled.
Peak Drinking: 
2017-2018
Suggested Food Match: 
Creamy seafood chowder.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13%
Acidity: 
4.84
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Sourced from our Waipara Valley vineyard sites, the free draining gravels of The Home Block and the heavier clay soils of the Dunnolly Vineyard add complexity to our wines.
Vintage Conditions: 
2016 was a stable and warm season with dry conditions. This allowed the grapes to slowly develop their flavour, resulting in some spectacular wines.
Grape Variety: 
Chardonnay
Maturation: 
Combination of French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks.

2016 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
Nose: 
Vibrant red fruit and floral notes followed by an enticing earthiness.
Palate: 
The rich fruit approach unfolds to spicy oak characteristics and a structured finish.
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 Spanish lamb finished with saffron, smoked paprika and garlic.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.5%
Acidity: 
5.58
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Waipara Valley
Vintage Conditions: 
2016 was a stable and warm season with dry conditions. This allowed the grapes to slowly develop their flavour, resulting in some spectacular wines.
Grape Variety: 
Pinot Noir
Maturation: 
Selection of French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks.

Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2014

$188.46
Hand picked from The Mound Vineyard in the Waipara Valley. This Pinot Noir is rich and dense with dark brooding fruit and spice notes. 
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Purple garnet
Nose: 
Juicy red berries, spice, rich cocoa and freshly dug earth.
Palate: 
Nicely textured, rich and complex flavours of sweet red berries. A really elegant structure which fills the mouth with ripe fruit tannin and lingers long after the wine's gone.
Serve: 
At room temperature.
Peak Drinking: 
This wine will continue to develop over the next 10 years
Suggested Food Match: 
Serve with roasted lamb or duck.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13%
Acidity: 
6.37
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Hand picked from The Mound vineyard in the Waipara Valley, where there is a layer of clay across the soil surface which adds complexity to our wines.
Vintage Conditions: 
The cool spring slowed 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: 
Pinot Noir
Maturation: 
9 months in French oak barriques. 30% new.
Accolades
5 Star and Best Buy - Cuisine Magazine

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Gewürztraminer 2016

$134.46
An elegant Gewürztraminer with a lovely aromatic lift and bright flavours.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale gold
Nose: 
Lifted and perfumed with notes of rose water, spring flowers and orange peel.
Palate: 
Rich mouth-filling flavours of rose water, Turkish delight and melon, complemented with a clean, lingering finish.
Serve: 
Slightly chilled.
Peak Drinking: 
Now until 2019
Suggested Food Match: 
Delicious with spicy Asian dishes.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.5%
Acidity: 
4.28
Residual Sugar: 
7.5 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Sourced from The Mound vineyard in the Waipara Valley with deep, free draining Glasnevin gravels.
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: 
100% Gewürztraminer
Maturation: 
Stainless steel tanks and 5 year old French oak barrels.
Bronze - New Zealand International Wine Awards

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Gris 2016

$112.86
A stunning Pinot Gris that is rich and complex. 
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale green and yellow
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 until 2019
Suggested Food Match: 
Lovely with Asian dishes such as mildly spiced Szechuan chicken.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.5%
Acidity: 
5.44
Residual Sugar: 
5.6 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Sourced from the Home Block and Deans vineyards in the Waipara Valley with deep, free draining Glasnevin gravels.
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: 
Pinot Gris
Maturation: 
Stainless steel tanks.
Accolades
Trophy - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir Rose 2016

$134.46
Crisp, bright and lively, perfect for those warm summer evenings.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale pink
Nose: 
Bright, red berry fruit with notes of watermelon and rose petals.
Palate: 
A touch of sweetness followed by a crisp lively finish with lingering flavours of red berries and cream.
Serve: 
Lightly chilled.
Peak Drinking: 
This wine should be enjoyed young and youthful, but will develop more flavours with cellaring.
Suggested Food Match: 
The perfect aperitif for those warm summer evenings around the barbeque.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
12.0%
Acidity: 
7.14
Residual Sugar: 
8.0 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Sourced from the Kimball and Home Block vineyards, in the Waipara Valley, with deep free draining Glasnevin gravels.
Vintage Conditions: 
2016 was a stable and warm season with dry conditions. This allowed the aromatic varieties to slowly develop their flavour, resulting in some spectacular wines.
Grape Variety: 
100% Pinot Noir.
Maturation: 
Stainless steel tanks.
Bronze - New Zealand International Wine Show 2016

2015 Waipara Hills Equinox Pinot Gris

$188.46
Hand picked from the Home Block vineyard in the Waipara Valley. A rich and textural Pinot Gris that continues to open up wonderfully with time in the glass.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale yellow
Nose: 
Fresh cut pear, nougat, red apple and quince with a touch of nutty oak.
Palate: 
Weighty and oily from the first sip, balanced with a fresh and clean finish. Flavours of ripe pear, nougat and quince.
Serve: 
Lightly chilled.
Peak Drinking: 
2017-2022
Suggested Food Match: 
A versatile wine, perfect with pan fried prawns and garlic butter.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
14.5%
Acidity: 
6.8
Residual Sugar: 
4.8
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Handpicked from the Home Block vineyard in the Waipara Valley with Glasnevin loam soils over gravel.
Vintage Conditions: 
A major frost about a month into the growing season knocked the vines back, affecting the yields. Thankfully the combination of small crops and a warm dry summer created ideal conditions to ripen the fruit quickly and produce very intense flavours. With warm autumn conditions prevailing, the fruit was harvested in perfect condition.
Grape Variety: 
Pinot Gris
Maturation: 
Whole bunch pressed, then cold settled for two days before racking to barrels and puncheons for fermentation over four weeks. The barrels were topped, left over the winter months, then stirred weekly in the spring to promote texture. The barrels were assessed and the blend fined using traditional methods prior to bottling.
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