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Waipara Hills wins a Gold Medal at New World Wine Awards

Gold Award Waipara Hills Pinot Noir
Waipara Hills is thrilled to announce its 2015 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir received a Gold medal and a Top 50 ranking at the 2016 New World Wine Awards, one of the largest and most influential wine shows in New Zealand with over 1,300 entries this year.
Simon McGeorge, Waipara Hills winemaker, was delighted with this result.
He said, despite a frosty start, the 2015 season had a bright and warm summer, allowing for even fruit ripeness and full flavours.
“With its dark cherry and red currant fruit characters, enticing earthiness and a hint of French oak, this versatile wine can be enjoyed for many occasions,” said Simon.
The judges at the Awards shared Simon’s descriptors, noting its ripe berry fruit and black cherry aromas, introducing a palate of plush fruit, well supported by oak.
The New World Wine Awards are judged by a panel of 13 independent expert wine judges that blind taste and judge each wine using the same internationally recognised 20-point scale as other wine competitions worldwide.
This means that wines are held to the same standard as at any other wine show. The only difference is that all wines entered must retail for $25 or less per bottle and at least 5,000 bottles must be available for sale.
“These Awards provide a unique focus on wines that are affordable and widely available, credited with a judging panel that is made up of New Zealand’s most experienced and well regarded wine experts,” said Simon.
The Gold medal winning 2015 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir will be available in New World stores from 10 October 2016. 
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