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2017

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
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