• strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in D:\webs\waiparahillswines.co.nz\sites\default\modules\views\views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in D:\webs\waiparahillswines.co.nz\sites\default\modules\views\handlers\views_handler_argument.inc on line 745.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in D:\webs\waiparahillswines.co.nz\sites\default\modules\views\handlers\views_handler_filter.inc on line 589.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in D:\webs\waiparahillswines.co.nz\sites\default\modules\views\handlers\views_handler_filter.inc on line 589.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_node_status::operator_form() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::operator_form(&$form, &$form_state) in D:\webs\waiparahillswines.co.nz\sites\default\modules\views\modules\node\views_handler_filter_node_status.inc on line 14.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_boolean_operator::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in D:\webs\waiparahillswines.co.nz\sites\default\modules\views\handlers\views_handler_filter_boolean_operator.inc on line 149.

Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Pinot Noir 2009

SORRY THIS WINE IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

Lifted aromas of red fruits, cherry and dark chocolate combine with dried spice, crisp bacon and earthy mushrooms. A silky palate opens out with a persistant mouth filling flavour and a balanced structure of firm acidity and beautiful French oak.

Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Pinot Noir 2009

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Vibrant ruby with slightly purple hues.

NOSE

Lifted red fruits, cherry and dark chocolate, with a touch of dried spice, crisp bacon and earthy mushrooms.

PALATE

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

SERVE

Lightly chilled to retain the aromatic lift.

PEAK DRINKING

2015 - 2020

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

Game birds, venison or rabbit.

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

14%

ACIDITY

6.22g/L

RESIDUAL SUGAR

0.1g/L

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

All the fruit for this wine came from our vineyard, The Mound, in the Waipara Valley.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

A warm Summer delivered a early harvest, and stable Autumn conditions produced full rich flavours and ripe tannins.

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Pinot Noir

MATURATION

Hand picked, partial whole bunch fermentation, 3-4 weeks on skins, then pressed to French oak barrels for a full 12 months maturation.

ACCOLADES

"The nose is Delicious and attention seeking, youthful yet has a sense of maturity about it - lovely dried herbs and light red fruits especially red and black cherry. Mild+ to medium intensity of oak with gentle spices and complexity.The palate, Dry, with immediate intensity of fruit and oak, great balance and individuality, mild to medium spices and tannins. While still very youthful and with at least 4 to 5 years careful cellaring ahead this wine is immediately drinkable as well, a rare find, is very well made with a lovely balance. 5 BIG Stars." Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier
"Delicious and attention seeking, youthful yet has a sense of maturity about it, 5 BIG Stars." Cameron Douglas
Pure Gold - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2010
Pure Gold - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2010
Gold - Decanter World Wine Awards 2011 (UK)
Gold - Wrest Point Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2011
4.5 out of 5 Stars - Winestate Magazine July/August Issue 2011 (Australia)
"A silken mouthfiller from Canterbury that is great buying at about $30 a bottle. Drink now or later." Warren Barton, Southland Times
"A Lovely Pinot with alluring aromas of cherry, spice and mushroom. The palate is finely poised, with persistent mouthfulling flavours supported by subtle oak and a smooth texture" #9 in the Glengarry Top 10, April Wineletter
Bronze - New Zealand International Wine Show, 2011 (NZ)
Pure Silver - Bragato Wine Awards, 2011 (NZ)
Bronze - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2011 (NZ)
Gold - Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2011 (NZ)
89 Points - Wine Advocate, Lisa Perroti-Brown 2011
93 Points - Reviewed in Wine Companion (Australia) 2011 "Rich and ripe blackberry pastille and toasty oak bouquet, with some herbal nuances providing complexity, the palate is rich and dense, but red fruits come through providing contrast to the raw power on show; muscular and tannic, but not at all heavy, long and expansive to conclude".
4 1/2 Stars, Winestate Magazine (Australia) Michael Coopers Best of 2011 Releases. “Estate-grown wine, very harmonious, enticingly floral, sweet-fruited, savoury and supple, with good complexity. Mouthfilling, it is intensely varietal, with cherry, plum, herb and spice flavours that build well across the palate”.

PRINT

AttachmentSize
Download & Print Pdf157.73 KB

TRADE LOGIN

Waipara Hills

Waipara Hills, 780 Glasnevin Road
State Highway 1, Waipara, North Canterbury, New Zealand

p +64 3 314 6900   e Click Here