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2016

2016 Waipara Hills Equinox Sauvignon Blanc

$193.86
Our 2016 Equinox Sauvignon Blanc is rich and vibrant; a wonderful expression of the Waipara Valley.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale straw.
Nose: 
Crisp stone fruit, crushed herbs and wet river stone complemented by a touch of smoky oak.
Palate: 
Rich, mouth-filling flavours of nectarine, white peach and grapefruit, balanced with mineral acidity and a lingering finish.
Serve: 
Slightly chilled.
Peak Drinking: 
2018-2023
Suggested Food Match: 
Pan fried fish on a bed of herb infused risotto.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
14%
Acidity: 
7.77
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
The Mound Vineyard in the Waipara Valley with Glasnevin loam soils over gravels.
Vintage Conditions: 
Despite some rainfall in January, 2016 was a stable and warm season with high sunshine hours.  March started our typical ‘Indian Summer’ that followed through into April and May, providing great harvest conditions.
Grape Variety: 
Sauvignon Blanc.
Maturation: 
10 months in seasoned French oak barriques and puncheons.

2016 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Riesling

$118.25
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
TROPHY, GOLD, WINE OF THE SHOW - New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition
TROPHY, GOLD, WINE OF THE SHOW - New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition
Trophy / Gold - Canterbury Wine Competition
Recommended - Cuisine Magazine
Silver - Canterbury Wine Awards 2017
​5 Stars / 93 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

2016 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Chardonnay

$118.25
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.

2016 Waipara Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

$0.00
A powerfully aromatic Sauvignon Blanc that is brimming with character and liveliness.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale green and straw.
Nose: 
Vibrant melon, snow pea and wet river stone with a touch of tropical fruit.
Palate: 
Bursting with rich, ripe fruit. This wine has a wonderful mouthfeel and a bright refreshing finish.
Serve: 
Chilled.
Peak Drinking: 
Drink young to capture the fresh, crisp flavours.
Suggested Food Match: 
Match with fresh flavours such as a Summer salad filled with garden greens and slices of orange and fennel.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13%
Acidity: 
7.01
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
The Awatere and Wairau Valleys of Marlborough.
Vintage Conditions: 
2016 was a stable and warm season with dry conditions, without being too hot. This produced lifted aromatics of great weight and interest, resulting in spectacular wines.
Grape Variety: 
Sauvignon Blanc.
Maturation: 
Stainless steel tanks.
Accolades
Silver - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2016
Silver - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2017
Best Buy - Cuisine Magazine

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Gewürztraminer 2016

$0.00
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

2016 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Gris

$0.00
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, GOLD - New Zealand International Wine Show 2016
TROPHY, GOLD - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2017
TROPHY, GOLD - Canterbury Wine Awards 2017
GOLD - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2016
RECOMMENDED - Cuisine Tasting Panel
4.5 Stars - Michael Cooper, The Listener

2016 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir Rose

$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.
Accolades
4.5 Stars / 90 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
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