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Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2012

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Hand picked from The Mound Vineyard in the Waipara Valley. This refined Pinot Noir with wild berry, chocolate, smoky oak aromas and vibrant forest fruits. Bright fruit spice and enticing oak flavours on the palate make this the perfect accompaniment to roasted meats. Serve at room temperature in a generous glass.

Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2012

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Garnet red

NOSE

Wile berries, cherries and chocolate with five spice and a touch of smoky oak.

PALATE

Vibrant forest fruits, a touch of spice and enticing oak flavours flow through the mouth. The tannin structure is tight yet keeps the wine tight and fresh.

SERVE

Room temperature in a large, generous glass.

PEAK DRINKING

10 years +

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

Beautiful with lamb, duck or roasted meats.

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

13.0%

ACIDITY

6.32 g/L

RESIDUAL SUGAR

1.0 g/L

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

The Mound Vineyard, Waipara Valley

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

A cool summer delayed the ripening, which helped to retain the acidity and allowed the aromatics time to fully develop. When the warm, stable weather in autumn finally arrived, it saved the day by allowing the fruit to finish ripening; it was harvested in great condition.

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Pinot Noir

MATURATION

100% Barrel maturation

ACCOLADES

PURE BRONZE - Air NZ Wine Awards 2013 [NZ]

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