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Waipara

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir Rose 2015

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Fresh, bright and lively, the perfect wine for those warm summer evening barbeques.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale pink.
Nose: 
Bright, lively berry fruit.
Palate: 
A touch of sweetness followed by a crisp lively finish with lingering raspberry and strawberry flavours.
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 your dinner party for those warm summer evenings around the barbeque.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
12.5%
Acidity: 
5.9
Residual Sugar: 
7.0
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Sourced mainly from the Home Block Vineyard, in the Waipara Valley, with deep free draining Glasnevin gravel soils.
Vintage Conditions: 
Frost about a month into the growing season knocked the vines back, affecting yields. Thankfully, the combination of small crops and a warm dry summer created ideal conditions to ripen fruit quickly and produce very intense flavours.
Grape Variety: 
Pinot Noir
Maturation: 
Stainless steel tanks.

2014 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir

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This bright fresh and generous Pinot Noir has aromas of brambly red fruits complimented with layers of earth and dark chocolate.  A rich fruit approach finishes with satisfying supple tannins.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Vibrant red and purple hue.
Nose: 
Brambly red fruits with enticing earthy and chocolate background.
Palate: 
Rich sweet fruit approach, great texture and an elegant structure.
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: 
13.0%
Acidity: 
5.7
Residual Sugar: 
3.2
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
93% Waipara Valley, 7% Central Otago
Vintage Conditions: 
An early bud break exposed the vines for two weeks of extra frost risk, but thankfully the spring was both mild and relatively frost free. The vines eased into the Summer growing season and fruit condition was very good. We experienced some rain mid and late March, but the longer season produced lower acidity and great flavour ripeness, resulting in outstanding fruit quality.
Grape Variety: 
100% Pinot Noir
Maturation: 
Matured mainly in tank with oak staves.

Waipara Hills Equinox Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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Vibrant and complex, a wine that beautifully shows the class of The Mound Vineyard in a cooler year.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale green.
Nose: 
Crisp stone fruit straight off the tree with a touch of smoky oak.
Palate: 
Rich, mouth filling flavours of nectarines and white peach flood the palate balanced with mineral acidity and a lingering finish.
Serve: 
Slightly chilled.
Peak Drinking: 
2016 - 2020
Suggested Food Match: 
Shellfish or pan fried fish.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.0
Acidity: 
8
Residual Sugar: 
-
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Sourced from The Mound Vineyard of the Waipara Valley with Glasnevin loam soils over gravels.
Vintage Conditions: 
Bud burst was two weeks early and Summer was cool resulting in a long growing season. The cooler conditions produced bright aromatics and fantastic texture in the Sauvignon Blanc and fruit was harvested in perfect condition. Harvest date: 13 April 2014.
Grape Variety: 
Sauvignon Blanc
Maturation: 
9 months in 100% French oak barriques, 10% new and 44% puncheons.

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Gewürztraminer 2014

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Enticingly perfumed and wonderfully rich; this wine is sure to blossom into something quite extraordinary.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Very pale straw.
Nose: 
Enticingly musky with rose petals and feijoa.
Palate: 
Wonderfully weightly and rich, yet tight and clean on the finish. Perfumed with a wonderful feijoa fruit flavour that lingers.
Serve: 
Slightly chilled and matched with full flavoured fresh or spicy dishes to compliment the full palate.
Peak Drinking: 
2016 - 2017
Suggested Food Match: 
Match with full flavoured fresh or spicy dishes to compliment the full palate.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.5
Acidity: 
5.3
Residual Sugar: 
7.7
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Sourced from deep, free draining gravel soils. 92% from The Mound Vineyard in the Waipara Valley and 8% from d'Avergne Vineyard in Marlborough. There is a layer of Clay across the surface within The Mound Vineyard which adds complexity.
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. 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: 
Gewürztraminer.
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.

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Gris 2014

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Oily and smooth from the first sip, then crisp and dry on the finish. 
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale green / straw.
Nose: 
Spicy red apple and quince paste aromas.
Palate: 
Crisp, yet nicely textured with flavours of pear, apple and ginger.
Serve: 
Drink young to capture the fresh, crisp flavours of this wine. With time it will blossom and develop.
Peak Drinking: 
2016 - 2017
Suggested Food Match: 
Lightly chilled as an aperitif, even better with savoury spicy dishes.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.5
Acidity: 
5.0
Residual Sugar: 
6.0
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Sourced from The Home Block, The Deans and The Mound vineyards of Waipara Valley. Deep free draining gravel soils are mainly throughout the vineyards, yet on The Mound Vineyard there is a layer of clay across the surface which adds complexity.
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: 
Pinot Gris
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.

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 Equinox Waipara Valley Chardonnay 2013

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Handpicked soley from The Home Block Vineyard in the Waipara Valley. This Chardonnay showcases the vibrancy of the vineyard along with the complexity of fine winemaking. Aromas of lemon curd and hazelnuts, with a nicely weighted yet crisp finish. Elegant flavours of white peach combined with nougat and spice deliver a wine to enjoy as it unfolds over a meal.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale yellow
Nose: 
Lemon curd and hazelnuts; nicely mealy and slightly buttery
Palate: 
White peach and citrus flavours on the first sip, nicely weighted and smmoth with fresh acidity giving a tight finish
Serve: 
Slightly chilled in a large, generous glass.
Peak Drinking: 
Now and 10 years plus
Suggested Food Match: 
Barbequed pork loin or crispy chicken
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.22%
Acidity: 
7.73 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
0.5 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
100% The Home Block Vineyard, Waipara Valley
Vintage Conditions: 
A beautifully warm and calm growing season produced fruit in perfect condition. The stable Autumn, allowed us to harvest this fruit at just the right time to get full flavour and ripeness and fruit expression
Grape Variety: 
100% Chardonnay
Maturation: 
Barrel 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 Equinox Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2012

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Hand picked from The Mound Vineyard in the Waipara Valley. This refined Pinot Noir with wild berry, chocolate, smoky oak aromas and vibrant forest fruits. Bright fruit spice and enticing oak flavours on the palate make this the perfect accompaniment to roasted meats. Serve at room temperature in a generous glass.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Garnet red
Nose: 
Wile berries, cherries and chocolate with five spice and a touch of smoky oak.
Palate: 
Vibrant forest fruits, a touch of spice and enticing oak flavours flow through the mouth. The tannin structure is tight yet keeps the wine tight and fresh.
Serve: 
Room temperature in a large, generous glass.
Peak Drinking: 
10 years +
Suggested Food Match: 
Beautiful with lamb, duck or roasted meats.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.0%
Acidity: 
6.32 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
1.0 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
The Mound Vineyard, Waipara Valley
Vintage Conditions: 
A cool summer delayed the ripening, which helped to retain the acidity and allowed the aromatics time to fully develop. When the warm, stable weather in autumn finally arrived, it saved the day by allowing the fruit to finish ripening; it was harvested in great condition.
Grape Variety: 
100% Pinot Noir
Maturation: 
100% Barrel maturation
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