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Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Pinot Gris 2007

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Early rains gave way to a growing season with moderate temperatures and plenty of sun. The Spring Equinox marks the start of every season with the awakening of the vines at budburst, leading through to the inescapable conclusion at the Autumn Equinox when the vine once again shuts down for the winter.

Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Pinot Gris 2007

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Pale straw

NOSE

Delicate spice, ginger crunch and nashi pear.

PALATE

Delicate pear and ginger/spice flavours, supported by good weight and viscosity combine to flow through the palate resulting in a lingering, unctuous finish.

SERVE

Slightly chilled (and with a second bottle!)

PEAK DRINKING

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

Asian pear salad complete with ginger, vanilla beans & baby greens

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

13.7 %

ACIDITY

6.3 g/l

RESIDUAL SUGAR

6.0 g/l

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

All the fruit for this wine came from the Home Block vineyard, grown by Jean-Luc Dufour and his crew.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

Early rains gave way to a growing season with moderate temperatures and plenty of sun.

GRAPE VARIETY

Pinot Gris

MATURATION

Two fruit parcels were used for this wine, both were hand picked and whole bunch pressed. The best juice from this fruit was left to settle naturally and then half was fermented in old oak barrels, while the remainder was fermented in a stainless steel tank, these different methods increased greater complexity and interest in the wine.

ACCOLADES

Gold - Liquorland International Top 100, 2008 (NZ)
Gold - AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge, 2008
Blue Gold - Sydney International Wine Competition 2009 (Australia)
Silver & Best in Class - IWSC The International Wine and Spirit Competition, 2009 (UK)

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