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2016 Waipara Hills Pinot Gris Scoops Second Trophy

Waipara Hills 2016 Pinot Gris

Waipara Hills has once again proved itself a leading aromatics producer, taking home the Pinot Gris Trophy at the Royal Easter Show Wine Awards Dinner on Saturday 4th March.
 
The rich and spicy characters of the 2016 Waipara Hills Pinot Gris have won the hearts of many, and the Trophy was yet another accolade to add to the list of awards this wine has won over the last few months.
 
General Manager for Accolade Wines NZ Jack Glover, has been absolutely thrilled with the performance of this wine.
 
He said the rich and complex flavours in the bottle transcend across so many groups of wine enthusiasts, who can all find something a little bit different to enjoy in their glass.
 
“This Pinot Gris has been particularly successful, with an acclaimed International Wine Show Trophy, and now a Royal Easter Show Trophy under its belt, as well as three Gold medals and a recommendation by Cuisine Magazine since it was bottled last spring.”

The Waipara Valley is snuggled in the lee of the Teviotdale hills, which provide protection from the cool ocean winds but open to warm Nor' Wester winds. The unique terroir of the valley floor, and being north facing with its moderately sloping river terraces, provides an ideal suntrap for grape ripening.

The winemaking team at Waipara Hills said what really made 2016 stand out was a vintage-defining Indian summer, where great flavour development was achieved leading into picking.
 
Grapes for the Waipara Hills Pinot Gris come from two of our vineyards, Home Block and Deans, where the combination of vine age, gravelly soils and minerality of these blocks create lively and aromatic wines, bursting with vibrancy and flavour. 

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