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2009

Waipara Hills Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009

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Dense, dark fruit with elements of dried nutmeg aromas combine with a rich and lingering palate of cherry and bitter-sweet chocolate. A wine to follow as it evolves and develops over the next 10 years.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Red/purple.
Nose: 
Blackberries, plums and dried spice. Rife with dark fruits, complemented with savoury spice from the French Oak.
Palate: 
At first the fruit covers the mouth and tongue with wild berry and dark cherry flavours, then things move to dark chocolate, kirsch and liquorice before being tightened up wonderfully by the tight, firm tannins which should reward careful cellaring.
Serve: 
Serve at room temperature in generous glassware and allow to breathe.
Peak Drinking: 
2012-2015
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
14.0%
Acidity: 
6 g/l
Residual Sugar: 
1.1 g/l
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
All the fruit for this wine was sourced from our vineyard in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago.
Vintage Conditions: 
Slightly cooler summer temperatures meant a later harvest, but also produced lovely lifted aromatics and good concentration.
Grape Variety: 
100% Pinot Noir
Maturation: 
Wild fermented, 4 weeks on skins, spring MLF, summer racking. Aged in a French Oak Barriques, ~30% new for 10 months.

Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Pinot Noir 2009

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Lifted aromas of red fruits, cherry and dark chocolate combine with dried spice, crisp bacon and earthy mushrooms. A silky palate opens out with a persistant mouth filling flavour and a balanced structure of firm acidity and beautiful French oak.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Vibrant ruby with slightly purple hues.
Nose: 
Lifted red fruits, cherry and dark chocolate, with a touch of dried spice, crisp bacon and earthy mushrooms.
Palate: 
Seductive and silky initially, opening out with mouth filling and persistent flavour, and a finely balanced structure of firm acidity and beautiful French oak.
Serve: 
Lightly chilled to retain the aromatic lift.
Peak Drinking: 
2015 - 2020
Suggested Food Match: 
Game birds, venison or rabbit.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
14%
Acidity: 
6.22g/L
Residual Sugar: 
0.1g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
All the fruit for this wine came from our vineyard, The Mound, in the Waipara Valley.
Vintage Conditions: 
A warm Summer delivered a early harvest, and stable Autumn conditions produced full rich flavours and ripe tannins.
Grape Variety: 
100% Pinot Noir
Maturation: 
Hand picked, partial whole bunch fermentation, 3-4 weeks on skins, then pressed to French oak barrels for a full 12 months maturation.

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2009

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2009 was a truly great vintage, giving us the heat to allow full ripening potential and a stable harvest to get the fruit to the winery in the best condition.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Garnet red
Nose: 
Lifted aromas of plums, dark cherries, leather and dried spice enhance the immediate appeal of this wine.
Palate: 
A soft and silky beginning leads to a full, rich and structured palate with dark red fruits, dried spice and leather characters that linger and linger.
Serve: 
At room temperature in a large glass.
Peak Drinking: 
Designed to be enjoyed young but with the legs to live for many years to come.
Suggested Food Match: 
Perfect served with lamb, duck or wild game meats
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.5%
Acidity: 
5.8 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
0.6 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
All of the fruit for this wine came from The Mound and Home Block vineyards in the Waipara Valley.
Vintage Conditions: 
2009 was a truly great vintage, giving us the heat to allow full ripening potential and a stable harvest season to get the fruit to the winery in the best condition.
Grape Variety: 
100% Pinot Noir
Maturation: 
Matured in a mixture of oak barrels and tanks for 10 months.

Waipara Hills Waipara Gewurztraminer 2009

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Showing that little bit more character than the 2008, the 2009 Gew├╝rztraminer 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.
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