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Waipara Hills Equinox Sauvignon Blanc 2011

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Sourced from The Mound Vineyard in the Waipara Valley this complex and compelling oaked Sauvignon Blanc has ripe peach and nectarine aromas mixed with smoky oak notes. The palate follows with a wonderfull mixture of smoke, spice, stone fruits and citrus flavours. Rich texture fills the mouth and vibrant acidity leads to a dry finish. Serve chilled in a Chardonnay glass with seafood cuisine.
2011 Waipara Hills Equinox Sauvignon Blanc

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Crystal clear with a touch of green.

NOSE

Slightly smoky oak mixes with ripe peach and nectarine notes. Complex and compelling.

PALATE

Following on from the nose the palate exhibits a wonderful mixture of smoke, spice, stone fruits and citrus flavours. At first the rich texture fills the mouth, then the vibrant acidity comes through leading the dry finish.

SERVE

Chilled in a Chardonnay glass.

PEAK DRINKING

Cellar for up to 5 years +

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

Seafood

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

14.0%

ACIDITY

6.0 g/L

RESIDUAL SUGAR

1.5 g/L

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

100% from The Mound Vineyard, gravelly to silt loams.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

Bud break this year was September early October followed by a settled and warm Spring without any frost set backs. The plants enjoyed good growth. We went into an early flower set, the earliest on our records and also one of the best. The summer and ripening season were dry and cool. Through the growing season we had 230mm of rain, the hottest month being December with an average temperature of 18 degrees.

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Sauvignon Blanc

MATURATION

Cool fermentation in a mixture of new and old barrels, then left on lees for four months with a regular stirring to promote mouth feel and texutre. Approx 10% new oak and a mixture of aged barrels.

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