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Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Valley Chardonnay 2012

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Sourced from our Home Block vineyard in the Waipara Valley this rich beautifully integrated Chardonnay has fresh bread, stone fruit and dried spice aromas. These flavours coat the mouth from the first sip while the acidity keeps the wine fresh and bright. This is a new wine style and addition to the Equinox Range. I love the concentration, integration and freshness that we've achieved. This wine has great poise - balancing the fruit, oak, buttery notes, oily texture and fresh acidity.

2012 Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Valley Chardonnay 2012

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Bright straw/gold.

NOSE

<p>Rich fresh bread and stone fruit aromas are beautifully integrated with creamy MLF characters and dried sprice from the French oak.</p>

PALATE

<p>Stone fruit and citrus fruit characters burst from the first sip, accentuated with creamy bread, nutmeg and cinnamon oak flavours. The rich flavours coat the mouth while the fresh acidity keeps the wine bright.</p>

SERVE

<p>Slightly chilled in a large, generous glass.</p>

PEAK DRINKING

Cellaring 10 years +

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

<p>Roasted chicken, seared tuna or pork belly.</p>

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

13.5%

ACIDITY

6.65 g/L

RESIDUAL SUGAR

4.8 g/L

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

100% from The Home Block Vineyard, Waipara Valley.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

<p>A cool summer delayed the ripening much later than normal. This helped to retain acidity and develop the aromatics. The warm, stable weather in Autumn allowed the fruit to finish ripening and be harvested in great condition.</p>

GRAPE VARIETY

<p>100% Chardonnay</p>

MATURATION

<p>100% French oak, 30% new.</p>

ACCOLADES

<p>SILVER - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards [NZ] 2013</p>
<p>SILVER - New Zealand International Wine Show 2013</p>

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