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2017

2017 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir Rose

$134.46
Crisp, bright and lively, perfect for those warm summer evenings.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pink blush
Nose: 
Light red berry fruit with notes of rhubarb crumble.
Palate: 
A touch of sweetness followed by a crisp lively finish with lingering flavours of raspberry and cream.
Serve: 
Lightly chilled.
Peak Drinking: 
This wine should be enjoyed young and youthful.
Suggested Food Match: 
A fresh summer salad with slices of blood orange, pinenuts and feta.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
12.5%
Acidity: 
6.6
Residual Sugar: 
6.0
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Sourced from The Mound, Deans and Home Block vineyards in the Waipara Valley, with deep free draining Glasnevin gravels.
Vintage Conditions: 
The start of the season was dry and warm overall, with stable weather during flowering which allowed the crops to set at a sensible yield. Like much of the country there was some rain over harvest but the North Canterbury sun made enough of a presence when it was needed most, producing concentration and spice that we expect from the Waipara Valley.
Grape Variety: 
Pinot Noir.
Accolades
5 Stars - Dish Tasting Panel<br /> Trophy&nbsp; - Champion Rose New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competiton
Trophy - Champion Rose NZ Aromatic Wine Competition
Trophy - New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition

2017 Waipara Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

$118.25
Rich and intense with a bright refreshing finish.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale straw.
Nose: 
Vibrant melon and snow pea with a touch of citrus.
Palate: 
Bursting with crisp, 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: 
Fresh flavours such as Vietnamese spring rolls with mint and zesty lime.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
12.5%
Acidity: 
7.29
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
The Awatere and Wairau Valleys of Marlborough.
Vintage Conditions: 
The 2017 vintage was warm and dry throughout the growing season which allowed the fruit to ripen steadily. Like much of the country there was some rain over harvest but the Marlborough sun made enough of a presence when it was needed most, producing great flavours and a balanced acid profile.
Grape Variety: 
Sauvignon Blanc.
Accolades
Silver - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2017

2017 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Gris

$118.25
A delicate Pinot Gris with an intriguing array of flavours and a textural palate that lingers.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Straw gold
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 and through the Summer.
Suggested Food Match: 
Asian dishes such as mildly spiced Szechuan chicken.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.5%
Acidity: 
5.25
Residual Sugar: 
6.6 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Waipara Valley
Vintage Conditions: 
The start of the season was dry and warm overall, with stable weather during flowering which allowed the crops to set at a sensible yield. Like much of the country there was some rain over harvest but the North Canterbury sun made enough of a presence when it was needed most, producing concentration and spice that we expect from the Waipara Valley.
Grape Variety: 
Pinot Gris
Accolades
Silver - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2017

2017 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: 
Crisp cut apple, juicy mandarin and subtle beeswax.
Palate: 
Lively red apple and satsuma, is followed by a crisp acidity and mineral wet stone citrus pith texture.
Serve: 
Chilled in a generous glass.
Peak Drinking: 
Mde to be approachable young and fresh but will develop more depth and complexity with age
Suggested Food Match: 
Barbequed pork marinated in lime juice.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
12.5%
Acidity: 
8.67
Residual Sugar: 
18g/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
‚Äč5 Stars / 93 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

2017 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Chardonnay

$118.25
Lifted nectarine and white peach aromas with subtle hints of oak
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale straw
Nose: 
Lifted nectarine and white peach aromas with subtle hints of oak.
Palate: 
Gentle, ripe stone fruit flavours compelment a well-rounded succulent palate.
Serve: 
Slightly chilled.
Peak Drinking: 
2017-2022
Suggested Food Match: 
Pair with sea food, particulalry shell fish, white meats or creamy pasta.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13%
Acidity: 
5.34
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Sourced from our Waipara Valley vineyard sites, with a mixture of free draining gravels and heavier clay soils.
Vintage Conditions: 
A cool spring drew out flowerring and as a consequence a sensible yield level was set.&nbsp; The summer was for the most part dry and warm.&nbsp; There were some rain events to contend with during harvest but the fruit held up very well and was picked with good flavours and free of significant disease.
Grape Variety: 
Chardonnay
Maturation: 
Combination of French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks.
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