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Waipara Hills Equinox Pinot Noir 2010

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Hand picked from The Mound Vineyard this is a structured, rich and elegant Pinot Noir with dark cherry, rich chocolate, char and dried spice aromas. Seductive and silky initially the palate opens out with mouth filling and persistent flavour and a finely balanced structure of firm acidity and beautiful French oak. Serve at room temperature in a large generous glass matched with lamb, duck or roasted meats.

Waipara Hills Equinox Pinot Noir 2010

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Dark ruby red.

NOSE

Dark cherry, a touch of char and dried spice from the oak and rich chocolate.

PALATE

Seductive and silky initially, opening out with mouth filling and persistent flavour, and a balanced structure of firm acidity and beautiful French oak.

SERVE

Room temperature in a large generous glass.

PEAK DRINKING

Can be cellared for 10+ years

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

Beautiful with lamb, duck or roasted meats.

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

13.0%

ACIDITY

5.9 g/L

RESIDUAL SUGAR

1.3 g/L

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

100% from The Mound Vineyard in the Waipara Valley - gravelly to silt loams.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

A cooler summer delivered a delayed harvest, but the stable Autumn allowed complete ripening and full expression of the fruit.

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Pinot Noir

MATURATION

Handpicked fruit from two of our clones on The Mound Vineyard. De-stemmed and tipped into fermenters for a seven day cold soak, then a warm wild ferment, followed by about three weeks on skins for further tannin development. Pressed off then run to barrels and left until the spring started MLF. Racked and blended in December before going back to barrel until May for bottling. About 30% new French oak was used with the remainder 1 and 2 year old.

ACCOLADES

Lamb Class Winner - Canterbury Wine Awards (NZ) 2012
Silver - International Wine Challenge (UK) 2012

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