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Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Riesling 2010

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Beautifully rich and generous, with a depth of flavour on the palate and lift on the nose that really speaks of The Mound Vineyard. Rock melon, fresh Granny Smith apples and a touch of kaffir lime...

Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Riesling 2010

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Dried grass with hints of green.

NOSE

Rock melon, fresh Granny Smith apple and a touch of kaffir lime.

PALATE

Wonderfully rich and generous, with hints of honey and crisp apple, lingering long after its gone.

SERVE

Lightly chilled

PEAK DRINKING

2012 - 1015

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

Perfect as an aperitif to be enjoyed with firm cheeses, dried figs or a citrus Sorbet.

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

12.5%

ACIDITY

8.64 g/L

RESIDUAL SUGAR

26.6 g/L

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

All the fruit for this wine came from our vineyard, The Mound, 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% Riesling

MATURATION

Hand picked, whole bunch pressed, fermented is tank to retain freshness and vibrancy.

ACCOLADES

4.5 out of 5 Stars - Winestate Magazine (Australia). Michael Coopers Best of 2011 Releases. “Highly scented, concentrated medium style with ripe, peachy, limey, slightly gingery and honeyed flavours, rich and rounded. Already drink well, with good personality and harmony”
4 Stars (90/100) "Selectively hand-picked fruit in pursuit of a Spatlese style. Concentrated, ripe Riesling with stone fruit, lime/citrus and mineral flavours plus a suggestion of yeast lees characters. Rich and quite warming wine with great mouthfeel and a good balance of fine, fruity acidity that promotes a medium/dry finish. Stylish wine with tension and energy." Bob Campell, Master of Wine
4 Stars (90/100) "... Stylish wine with tension and energy." Bob Campell, Master of Wine
Pure Silver - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2010
Silver - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2011 (NZ)
4 Stars (out of 5) "Lime, Pacific Rose apple and nectarine notes sneak through on the nose and one sip releases a wave of clean acidity, intense citrus, honeysuckle and lemon verbena flavours. Utra-crisp and enduring on the finish - it's lovely with Chinese lemon chicken." Yvonne Marie Lorkin
Silver - New Zealand International Wine Show Results, 2011 (NZ)
Bronze - International Aromatic Wine Competition 2011 (NZ)
Bronze - Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2011 (NZ)
Bronze - Canberra International Riesling Challenge 2011
88 Points - Wine Advocate Lisa Perroti-Brown
95 POINTS/ 5 STARS “It's delicate yet beautifully fragrant on the nose displaying floral, apple, lime and jasmine characters. The palate is lush and concentrated with lovely mid palate weight and texture leading to an impressively long finish. A beautifully harmonised and intensely flavoured, the wine shows power as well as stylish elegance. At its best: now to 2020.” Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

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