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Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Late Harvest Riesling

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A decadent wine with rich sweetness, intense lifted fruit and bold structured acidity. A small amount goes a long way, yet the lingering flavours really get you coming back for another try.

Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Late Harvest Riesling

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Golden.

NOSE

Clover honey, pineapple, wild flowers, nougat and cashews.

PALATE

Rich, vibrant sweetness hits the palate, then a spectrum of tropical fruit and honey, along with a hit of oak coat the mouth. Finally the acidity catches up and reasserts itself to leave the mouth fresh and wanting more!

SERVE

Chilled in a small wine glass.

PEAK DRINKING

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

Cheddar, blue or aged cheese, or with fresh fruits such as pineapple or rock melon.

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

11.0%

ACIDITY

9.23 g/L

RESIDUAL SUGAR

197 g/L

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

Waipara Valley

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

This wine is 2/3rds from the 2009 season which was allowed to open and develop, and 1/3rd from the 2010 to add freshness and spark.

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Riesling

MATURATION

We pressed frozen fruit to get the concentrated flavours in this wine, then after a carefully monitored fermentation in tank the wine was racked to a mixture of barrels for maturation. The 2009 was aged in French oak barrels for 14 months and the 2010 was only in barrels for about 3 months.

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