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2012 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Riesling

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Sourced from The Mound Vineyard in the Waipara Valley, this Riesling shows inviting aromas of melon, fresh cut apples, a hint of honey and fresh ginger. A rich mouth filling palate combines with crisp acidity for a refreshing finish. This wine is dedicated to Jean-Luc Dufour who started planting our Waipara vineyards in 1994 and has looked after them ever since; helping us make some wonderful wines, just like the one in this bottle. Santé!
2012 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Riesling

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Pale yellow.

NOSE

Fresh cut apple, melon, lime, honey and fresh ginger.

PALATE

The wine is rish and mouth filling, with lovely crisp acidity. Persistent and refreshing.

SERVE

Lightly chilled

PEAK DRINKING

2013-2020

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

12.6%

ACIDITY

9.33 g/L

RESIDUAL SUGAR

16.95 g/L

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

100% The Mound Vineyard, Waipara Valley

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

A cool summer delayed the ripening much later than normal, which helped to retain the acidity and allowed the aromatics to develop fully. When the warm, stable weather in autumn finally arrived, it saved the day and allowed the fruit to finish ripening and be harvested in great condition.

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Riesling

MATURATION

Mostly machine harvested, cool pressed, settled and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The ferments were stopped when the wine was balance and then left cold and un-sulphured for over a month so the yeast could naturally settle and the flavours could develop.

ACCOLADES

Pure Bronze - Bragato Wine Awards 2013 [NZ]

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