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Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2010

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This wine displays inviting aroma of wild berries, plums and cherries with a hint of dried herbs and spice. These characters follow from the nose onto the palate and showcase the attractive fruit, spice and earth flavours of the Waipara Valley.

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2010

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Medium purple/garnet

NOSE

Inviting aromas of wild berries, plums and cherries with a hint of dried herbs and spice.

PALATE

The flavours follow from the nose onto the palate and showcase the attractive fruit, spice and earth flavours of the Waipara Valley.

SERVE

At about 15ÂșC, or just below room temperature.

PEAK DRINKING

2012-2015

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

Garlicky meatball dish

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

13.0%

ACIDITY

5.66 g/l

RESIDUAL SUGAR

1.3 g/l

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

The fruit for this wine came from our two vineyards in the Waipara Valley, The Mound and Home Block.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

2010 was a cooler, yet stable season which led to great flavour development in all of our varietals.

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Pinot Noir

MATURATION

30% was aged in oak for 6 months, 30% of this in new oak.

ACCOLADES

Bronze - New Zealand International Wine Show, 2011 (NZ)
Pure Bronze - Bragato Wine Awards, 2011 (NZ)
Bronze - Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2011 (NZ)
Silver - New World Wine Awards 2011 (NZ)
4 Stars & Best Buy - Cuisine Magazine 2011 (NZ) "The lovely brambly, spicy quality that Waipara does so well is all here for a very reasonable price. Notes of boiled sweets ring out with juicy clarity, held together by a good acidic spice. A garlicky meatball dish would be just the ticket"
86 Points - Wine Advocate, Lisa Perroti-Brown 2011

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