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Waipara Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

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Sourced from both the Wairau and Awatere Valleys of Marlborough, this is a generous Sauvignon Blanc with lifted aromas of nettles, snow peas, guava and flint characters. The palate has a citrus and grapefruit approach followed by a mineral mid palate, elegant texture and long finish.

Waipara Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Pale yellow.

NOSE

Nettles, snow pea, flint, wet stone and guava.

PALATE

Citrus approach, grapefruit, mineral mid palate, long finish with good weight and texture.

SERVE

Chilled to 4 degrees Celsius.

PEAK DRINKING

Made to be enjoyed young, fresh and crisp.

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

13.0%

ACIDITY

7.5 g/L

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.2 g/L

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

Varous vineyards around the Marlborough region.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

An early start and a cooler growing season produced a longer season, yet the stable autumn allowed the fruit to be picked at just the right time. Harvested between 22nd March and 15th April 2011.

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Sauvignon Blanc

MATURATION

Cleaned, settled juice fermented with a range of yeasts at cool temps (12-15oC) for approx three weeks, then racked off lees and kept chilled for three weeks before sulphuring and warming before blending.

ACCOLADES

Gold - Royal Easter Wine Show 2013
Gold - Royal Easter Wine Show 2013
4 Stars, Winestate Magazine (Australia), March 2012. “Ripe style, grown in the Wairau and Awatere valleys, with substantial body, tropical fruit flavours to the fore and a herbal undercurrent. Very finely balanced, with excellent freshness and depth.”
4 Stars, Winestate Magazine "Very finely balanced, with excellent freshness and depth".
Silver - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards (NZ) 2012
Silver - New Zealand International Wine Show 2011
Bronze - International Aromatic Wine Competition 2011 (NZ)
Pure Bronze - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2011 (NZ)
4 Stars, Winestate Magazine (Australia) Best Wines of 2011. “Great tropical punch to the nose with excellent varietal fruit crispness on the palate and exhibiting a touch of residual sugar sweetness.”
4 stars – “Ripe style, grown in the Wairau and Awatere valleys, with substantial body, tropical fruit flavours to the fore and a herbal undercurrent. Very finely balanced, with excellent freshness and depth”. Winestate National, 01/04/2012, Bi-Monthly Circulation 25,000, Michael Cooper
88 Points/ 4 Stars – “Lifted and appealing on the nose with passionfruit, feijoa and a hint of musky notes. The palate is well fruited with lovely intensity and a refreshing finish. Generously flavoured yet beautifully balanced and harmonious. At its best: now to 2013.” Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards (UK) 2012
Bronze - International Wine Challenge (UK) 2012
92 Points "All it should be so no knocking it but what it is not what I want from a wine, sauvignon blanc lovers will enjoy it but with so much around $21 could be pricy 92 points as it’s a sound wine if not exciting.” Tony Key, Email Newsletter Issue 40, May 2012.

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