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Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Pinot Gris 2010

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A lovely dry, textural Pinot Gris made to preserve the characters of the vineyard, yet also bringing in added complexity from the use of older barrels. A wine with finesse and elegance, but with an underlying power and persistence that will see this wine open up in the coming years.

Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Pinot Gris 2010

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Pale straw.

NOSE

Apple pear, wild flower aromas with hints of nuttiness and fresh ginger.

PALATE

The rich texture and fruit sweetness coats the mouth, then the balanced acidity steps in to tie up the palate, leaving a lingering ginger and pear flavour that goes on and on and on...

SERVE

Lightly chilled to retain the aromatic lift.

PEAK DRINKING

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

Perfect with the fresh herbs and vibrant citrus flavours of Vietnamese food.

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

14.5%

ACIDITY

6.5 g/L

RESIDUAL SUGAR

4.4 g/L

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

All the fruit for this wine came from our Home Block Vineyard in the Waipara Valley.

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 Gris

MATURATION

Hand picked, whole bunch pressed, fermented in neutral aged oak barrels, then topped and left to mature for 4 months on lees.

ACCOLADES

91pts / 4.5 stars "The beautifully perfumed bouquet shows stonefruit, mango, and floral notes with a touch of spice. The palate is succulent and richly textured with excellent mid palate weight and nicely integrated acidity. A dry Pinot Gris, and it's full of lush fruit and tasty flavours." Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
4 out of 5 Stars - Winestate Magazine (Australia). Michael Coopers Best of 2011 Releases. “Estate-grown in the Glasnevin Vineyard, this powerful, big bodied wine has fresh pear, lychee and apricot flavours, a minerally streak and a dry, spicy finish. Still very youthful”
89 Points - Wine Advocate Lisa Perroti-Brown
Bronze - New Zealand International Wine Show, 2011 (NZ)
Silver - Cheese Class. Canterbury Wine Awards (NZ) 2012

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