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Waipara Hills Equinox Late Harvest Riesling NV

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Clover honey, pineapple, vanilla pod and dried apricot aromas lead to a rich decadent sweet spectrum of flavours with a hint of oak. Fresh acidity and lingering flavours make this luscious wine seem remarkably fresh and light. This wine is really over the top. Decadent, rich sweetnes. Intense lifted fruit. Bold and structured acidity. A small amount goes a long way, yet lingering flavours really get you coming back for another try.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Rich gold.
Nose: 
Dried apricots, pineapple, clover honey, vanilla pod and a touch of spice.
Palate: 
Undeniably decadent and rich, yet the acidity keeps it fresh and alive. Mouth-coating fruit is followed by acidity making a heavy wine seem a lot lighter and fresh.
Serve: 
Slightly chilled
Peak Drinking: 
Cellaring 10 years +
Suggested Food Match: 
Lemon Sorbet
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
11.0%
Acidity: 
10.35 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
200 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
100% from The Mound Vineyard in the Waipara Valley, gravely to silt loams.
Vintage Conditions: 
This wine was blended from wine made in 2009,2010,2011 and 2012 hence it is a non-vintage blend.
Grape Variety: 
100% Riesling
Maturation: 
We pressed frozen fruit to get the concentrated flavours, then after a carefully monitored fermentation in tank the wine was racked to a mixture of barrels for maturation. The blend is a mixture of previous vintage wines, all adding different characters and textures. The 2009 was aged in barrels for 36 months, 2010 was in barrels for about 28 months, 2011 for 16 months and 2012 for 4 months.

Waipara Hills Equinox Late Harvest Riesling NV

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Clover honey, pineapple, wild flower, nougat and cashew nut aromas lead to a rich decadent vibrant sweet spectrum of tropical fruit and honey flavours with a hint of oak to coat the mouth. Fresh acidity and lingering flavours make this a very special wine. Best served at the end of the meal with cheese and walnuts.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Golden.
Nose: 
Clover honey, pineapple, wild flowers, nougat and cashews.
Palate: 
Rich, vibrant sweetness hits the palate, then a spectrum of tropical fruit and honey, along with a hint of oak coat the mouth. Finally the acidity catches up and reasserts itself to leave the mouth fresh and wanting more!
Serve: 
At room temperature.
Peak Drinking: 
Can be cellared for 10+ years
Suggested Food Match: 
Great at the end of the meal with cheese and walnuts.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
11.0%
Acidity: 
9.23 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
197 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
100% from The Mound Vineyard in the Waipara Valley, gravely to silt loams.
Vintage Conditions: 
This wine was blended from wine made in 2009, 2010 and 2011, hence it is a non-vintage blend.
Grape Variety: 
100% Riesling
Maturation: 
We pressed frozen fruit to get the concentrated flavours in this wine, then after a carefully monitored fermentation in tank the wine was racked to a mixture of barrels for maturation. The 2009 was aged in barrels for 24 months, the 2010 was in barrels for about 15 months and the 2011 for about 4 months.

Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Late Harvest Riesling

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A decadent wine with rich sweetness, intense lifted fruit and bold structured acidity. A small amount goes a long way, yet the lingering flavours really get you coming back for another try.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Golden.
Nose: 
Clover honey, pineapple, wild flowers, nougat and cashews.
Palate: 
Rich, vibrant sweetness hits the palate, then a spectrum of tropical fruit and honey, along with a hit of oak coat the mouth. Finally the acidity catches up and reasserts itself to leave the mouth fresh and wanting more!
Serve: 
Chilled in a small wine glass.
Suggested Food Match: 
Cheddar, blue or aged cheese, or with fresh fruits such as pineapple or rock melon.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
11.0%
Acidity: 
9.23 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
197 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Waipara Valley
Vintage Conditions: 
This wine is 2/3rds from the 2009 season which was allowed to open and develop, and 1/3rd from the 2010 to add freshness and spark.
Grape Variety: 
100% Riesling
Maturation: 
We pressed frozen fruit to get the concentrated flavours in this wine, then after a carefully monitored fermentation in tank the wine was racked to a mixture of barrels for maturation. The 2009 was aged in French oak barrels for 14 months and the 2010 was only in barrels for about 3 months.

Waipara Hills Southern Cuvee

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The flavours from the nose follow through onto the palate with melon and apple throughout. Crisp acidity and lively bubbles are balanced with a moderating sweetness to produce a refreshing and envigorating wine suitable for any occasion. 100% Sparkling Waipara Valley Riesling.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale yellow with hints of green.
Nose: 
Rock melon, green apple and wild flowers.
Palate: 
Lively, fresh bubbles bring forth vibrant melon and apple flavours, balanced with medium sweetness.
Serve: 
Chilled and with friends.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
12.0 %
Acidity: 
6.55 g/l
Residual Sugar: 
19 g/l
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
All the fruit for its wine came from our vineyards in the Waipara Valley.
Vintage Conditions: 
This wine is non-vintage.
Grape Variety: 
100% Riesling
Maturation: 
To keep the freshness of the fruit characters we fermented the wine in stainless steel tanks and matured it off lees cold for 7 months to allow it time to open up.
87pts / 4 Stars - "A nicely balanced and attractive sparkling wine displaying gentle aromas of citrus, apple and floral notes. The palate is lively and smooth with lovely fruit intensity and balanced acidity. A well rounded and appealing wine with a refreshing finish. $22.00 Moderate availability. 12% Traditional sparkling cork. www.waiparahills.co.nz. Feb 2011." Sam Kim - Wine Orbit www.wineorbit.co.nz

Waipara Hills Marlborough Cuvee

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The flavours from the nose follow through onto the palate with ripe tropical and gooseberry flavours. Crisp acidity and lively bubles are balanced with a moderating sweetness to produce a refreshing and invigorating wine suitable for any occasion. 100% Sparkling Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Very pale with a slight green/yellow tinge.
Nose: 
Grassy, tropical and zesty, full of all the characters of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc as you would expect.
Palate: 
Fresh and lively with bright tropical and gooseberry flavours combined with a slight sweetness and effervescence.
Serve: 
Chilled and with friends.
Suggested Food Match: 
Lime and Chilli-glazed Celebration Ham
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.0 %
Acidity: 
8.0 g/l
Residual Sugar: 
10 g/l
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
This wine was made from fruit from both the Awatere and the Wairau Valley regions of Marlborough.
Vintage Conditions: 
This wine is non-vintage
Grape Variety: 
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Maturation: 
100% fermented in stainless steel tanks.
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