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Waipara

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 Southern Cuvee

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The flavours from the nose follow through onto the palate with melon and apple throughout. Crisp acidity and lively bubbles are balanced with a moderating sweetness to produce a refreshing and envigorating wine suitable for any occasion. 100% Sparkling Waipara Valley Riesling.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale yellow with hints of green.
Nose: 
Rock melon, green apple and wild flowers.
Palate: 
Lively, fresh bubbles bring forth vibrant melon and apple flavours, balanced with medium sweetness.
Serve: 
Chilled and with friends.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
12.0 %
Acidity: 
6.55 g/l
Residual Sugar: 
19 g/l
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
All the fruit for its wine came from our vineyards in the Waipara Valley.
Vintage Conditions: 
This wine is non-vintage.
Grape Variety: 
100% Riesling
Maturation: 
To keep the freshness of the fruit characters we fermented the wine in stainless steel tanks and matured it off lees cold for 7 months to allow it time to open up.
87pts / 4 Stars - "A nicely balanced and attractive sparkling wine displaying gentle aromas of citrus, apple and floral notes. The palate is lively and smooth with lovely fruit intensity and balanced acidity. A well rounded and appealing wine with a refreshing finish. $22.00 Moderate availability. 12% Traditional sparkling cork. www.waiparahills.co.nz. Feb 2011." Sam Kim - Wine Orbit www.wineorbit.co.nz

Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Riesling 2010

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Beautifully rich and generous, with a depth of flavour on the palate and lift on the nose that really speaks of The Mound Vineyard. Rock melon, fresh Granny Smith apples and a touch of kaffir lime...

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Dried grass with hints of green.
Nose: 
Rock melon, fresh Granny Smith apple and a touch of kaffir lime.
Palate: 
Wonderfully rich and generous, with hints of honey and crisp apple, lingering long after its gone.
Serve: 
Lightly chilled
Peak Drinking: 
2012 - 1015
Suggested Food Match: 
Perfect as an aperitif to be enjoyed with firm cheeses, dried figs or a citrus Sorbet.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
12.5%
Acidity: 
8.64 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
26.6 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
All the fruit for this wine came from our vineyard, The Mound, in the Waipara Valley.
Vintage Conditions: 
A cooler Summer delivered a delayed harvest, but the stable Autumn allowed complete ripening and full expression of the fruit.
Grape Variety: 
100% Riesling
Maturation: 
Hand picked, whole bunch pressed, fermented is tank to retain freshness and vibrancy.

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.

HAY MAKeR Waipara Riesling 2010

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The grapes were harvested at optimum maturity in the cool Waipara Autumn. A cool fermentation using selected yeasts created wonderful lifted aromatics. After blending, the wine was fined using traditional methods before filtering and bottling.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Straw yellow.
Nose: 
Lifted aromas of elderflower, lemon and lime.
Palate: 
Delicate bursts of stonefruit and floral flavours lead to a perfect balance of sweetness and citrus-like acidity.
Serve: 
Lightly chilled
Peak Drinking: 
2009 – 2011
Suggested Food Match: 
BBQ’d baked fish in a lemon butter sauce.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
12.5%
Acidity: 
7 g/l
Residual Sugar: 
15 g/l
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
The Riesling grapes for this wine were sourced from our own vineyards in Waipara, North Canterbury. Both vineyards are situated on the banks of the Waipara River, the Glasnevin vineyard soils consist of river deposited stony silt loams giving excellent minerality. The Mound (to the west) has free draining silt loams over stones and has produced some of the finest Riesling fruit in the Waipara region.
Vintage Conditions: 
Waipara has had a cracker of a harvest two years in a row, an unusual occurrence for the region. In fact, we’re thinking of renaming our vineyard ‘LUCKY’, after it managed to avoid fruit damage from not only the frosty start to the season, but also a freak hail storm. Once the weather warmed up the ripening season was glorious, with very hot temperatures during the day, and fresh cool evenings. The entire crop was thinned to ensure even ripening and intense flavour accumulation. It was a long harvest, starting early and finishing late, but we’re very happy with the results, it’s what we call a ripper of a year!
Grape Variety: 
100% Waipara Riesling
Maturation: 
To retain the fresh fruit characters of this wine it was fermented and matured in 100% stainless steel tanks.
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