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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 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

$0.00
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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