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2010

Waipara Hills Waipara Gewurztraminer 2010

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Sourced from the Waipara Valley this Gewurtraminer has perfumed notes of rose water and feijoa. Fermented in both tank and barrel, the flavoured palate has medium weight and displays rich Turkish delight flavours, lasting long after the wine is gone.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale gold
Nose: 
Rose water, perfume and feijoa
Palate: 
Medium weight, yet with lovely rich flavours of feijoa and field flowers
Serve: 
Chilled
Peak Drinking: 
This wine was intended to be enjoyed young, vibrant and fresh
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
14.0%
Acidity: 
6.0 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
15 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 

Waipara Valley

Vintage Conditions: 
<p>A cooler summer delayed the start of harvest, but a stable, warm Autumn delivered perfect fruit.</p>
Grape Variety: 
<p>100% Gewurztraminer</p>
Maturation: 
<p>Fermented both in tanks and barrels</p>

Waipara Hills Equinox Pinot Noir 2010

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Hand picked from The Mound Vineyard this is a structured, rich and elegant Pinot Noir with dark cherry, rich chocolate, char and dried spice aromas. Seductive and silky initially the palate opens out with mouth filling and persistent flavour and a finely balanced structure of firm acidity and beautiful French oak. Serve at room temperature in a large generous glass matched with lamb, duck or roasted meats.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Dark ruby red.
Nose: 
Dark cherry, a touch of char and dried spice from the oak and rich chocolate.
Palate: 
Seductive and silky initially, opening out with mouth filling and persistent flavour, and a balanced structure of firm acidity and beautiful French oak.
Serve: 
Room temperature in a large generous glass.
Peak Drinking: 
Can be cellared for 10+ years
Suggested Food Match: 
Beautiful with lamb, duck or roasted meats.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.0%
Acidity: 
5.9 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
1.3 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
100% from The Mound Vineyard in the Waipara Valley - gravelly to silt loams.
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% Pinot Noir
Maturation: 
Handpicked fruit from two of our clones on The Mound Vineyard. De-stemmed and tipped into fermenters for a seven day cold soak, then a warm wild ferment, followed by about three weeks on skins for further tannin development. Pressed off then run to barrels and left until the spring started MLF. Racked and blended in December before going back to barrel until May for bottling. About 30% new French oak was used with the remainder 1 and 2 year old.

Mud House Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2010

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Our Gewurztraminer was harvested in two batches - one on the 5th April and the other a couple weeks later on the 16th April. After picking and pressing the individual parcels were tank fermented at warm temperatures. At the end of the fermentation the wines were aged on full fermentation lees for three months to enhance texture and mouthfeel. Before bottling the wine was fined using natural methods.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Straw yellow.
Nose: 
Highly aromativ nose of lychee, orange blossom and sweet spice.
Palate: 
The lovely floral flavours burst onto the palate. The generous mouthfeel leads to an expressive and well structured finish.
Serve: 
Chilled.
Peak Drinking: 
2010 - 2015
Suggested Food Match: 
Fragrant Thai Laksa
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
14.0 %
Acidity: 
5.3
Residual Sugar: 
9.1 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
This single vineyard wine is solely sourced from the d'Auvergne vineyard in the lower Wairau Valley Marlborough. With it's deep fertile loam soils the d'Auvergne vineyard has proven itselft as one of the natural homes for Gewurztraminer in Marlborough.
Vintage Conditions: 
The 2010 Marlborough growing season started wiht cool but stable weather through flowering. As a result the vines gave us an even fruit set but naturally lower yields.
Grape Variety: 
100% Marlborough Gewurztraminer.
Maturation: 
Matured on full fermentation lees for up to three months post fermentation in 100% stainless steel tanks.

Mud House Hawkes Bay Merlot 2010

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Enticing fruitcake, spice and chocolate aromas lead to a medium bodied palate with juicy plum and mocha flavours.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Deep ruby red
Nose: 
Fruitcake spice and chocolate aromas.
Palate: 
Medium bodied with juicy plum and mocha flavours.
Serve: 
Room temperature.
Peak Drinking: 
2011-2014
Suggested Food Match: 
Hearty Lamb Casserole
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.75%
Acidity: 
5.7 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
1.0 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
The fruit was sourced from the Stewar vineyard in the Bridge-pa sub region of Hawkes Bay.
Vintage Conditions: 
The season started with a cool summer and there was concern about ripeness and reduced yields due to poor fruit set. However, a hot dry autumn with perfect weather throughout March and April provided the warmth and time for the fruit to ripen. As it turned out, harvest dates were almost two weeks later than expected across the region and most volumes were lower than expected but flavours and colour development in the merlot blocks were better than average.
Grape Variety: 
90% Merlot with a touch if Cab Franc.
Maturation: 
Maturation of this wine was in a mix of stainless steel vessels and older French oak barriques.

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2010

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This wine displays inviting aroma of wild berries, plums and cherries with a hint of dried herbs and spice. These characters follow from the nose onto the palate and showcase the attractive fruit, spice and earth flavours of the Waipara Valley.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Medium purple/garnet
Nose: 
Inviting aromas of wild berries, plums and cherries with a hint of dried herbs and spice.
Palate: 
The flavours follow from the nose onto the palate and showcase the attractive fruit, spice and earth flavours of the Waipara Valley.
Serve: 
At about 15ºC, or just below room temperature.
Peak Drinking: 
2012-2015
Suggested Food Match: 
Garlicky meatball dish
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.0%
Acidity: 
5.66 g/l
Residual Sugar: 
1.3 g/l
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
The fruit for this wine came from our two vineyards in the Waipara Valley, The Mound and Home Block.
Vintage Conditions: 
2010 was a cooler, yet stable season which led to great flavour development in all of our varietals.
Grape Variety: 
100% Pinot Noir
Maturation: 
30% was aged in oak for 6 months, 30% of this in new oak.

Waipara Hills Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010

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Leading on from the 2009, the 2010 once again has a lovely complexity of fruit and savoury characters. If allowed it can really open up in the glass and years.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Dark purple/garnet
Nose: 
A wonderfully rich and, in some ways, rustic palate of earth, chocolate, spice and dark cherry aromas.
Palate: 
The nose follows into the palate with dark cherry and earthy, chocolate notes, then the firm tannins pull the flavours together and leave the palate crisp and awaiting the next sip.
Serve: 
At about 15oC, or just below room temperature.
Peak Drinking: 
2012-2017
Suggested Food Match: 
Classic coq au vin
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.5%
Acidity: 
5.65 g/l
Residual Sugar: 
0.5 g/l
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
The fruit for this wine came from our Golden Terraces Vineyard in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago.
Vintage Conditions: 
2010 was a solid year in Central, with some heat periods but mainly stable temperatures and low to moderate rainfall.
Grape Variety: 
100% Pinot Noir
Maturation: 
Aged in French oak barrels ~30% new for 8 months

Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Pinot Gris 2010

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A lovely dry, textural Pinot Gris made to preserve the characters of the vineyard, yet also bringing in added complexity from the use of older barrels. A wine with finesse and elegance, but with an underlying power and persistence that will see this wine open up in the coming years.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale straw.
Nose: 
Apple pear, wild flower aromas with hints of nuttiness and fresh ginger.
Palate: 
The rich texture and fruit sweetness coats the mouth, then the balanced acidity steps in to tie up the palate, leaving a lingering ginger and pear flavour that goes on and on and on...
Serve: 
Lightly chilled to retain the aromatic lift.
Suggested Food Match: 
Perfect with the fresh herbs and vibrant citrus flavours of Vietnamese food.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
14.5%
Acidity: 
6.5 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
4.4 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
All the fruit for this wine came from our Home Block Vineyard 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% Pinot Gris
Maturation: 
Hand picked, whole bunch pressed, fermented in neutral aged oak barrels, then topped and left to mature for 4 months on lees.

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 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010

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Another stunning season in Marlborough has generated this generous wine, with freshness and textrue that lives on the tongue long after each mouthful has been enjoyed.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale yellow/green
Nose: 
Enticing melon and guava aromas balanced with crisp nettle and citrus.
Palate: 
A generous palate full of rich tropical fruit combines with nettle and snow pea flavours, providing crisp acidity and a long finish.
Serve: 
Lightly Chilled
Peak Drinking: 
2010 - 2012
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.5 %
Acidity: 
8.3 g/l
Residual Sugar: 
3.2 g/l
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
This wine was made from fruit of both the Wairau and the Awatere Valleys of Marlborough.
Vintage Conditions: 
After the success of the 2009 it was a pleasant surprise to see 2010 evolve into another great year for Sauvignon Blanc, with a long stable harvest season producing wines of complexity and generosity.
Grape Variety: 
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Maturation: 
Like most Sauvignon Blancs, this wine was made to be enjoyed while still young and fresh, without any further cellaring required.

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.
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