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Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Valley Riesling 2011

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Selected from one of our oldest Riesling parcels from The Mound Vineyard in the Waipara Valley this follows in style from the 2010 Equinox Riesling. Displaying aromas of rock melon, fresh granny smith apple, hints of kaffir lime and a touch of clover honey. This wine is wonderfully rich and generous with honey, melon and crisp apple flavours. The texture is rich yet has a crisp freshness. Serve slightly chilled matched with Thai food or fresh dishes with an element of heat.

Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Valley Riesling 2011

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Pale green and yellow.

NOSE

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

PALATE

Wonderfully rich and generous with hints of honey, melon and crisp apple flavours that linger.

SERVE

Lightly chilled.

PEAK DRINKING

2011 - 2021

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

Great with Thai food or any other fresh dishes with an element of heat.

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

12.5%

ACIDITY

7.9 g/L

RESIDUAL SUGAR

30.5g/L

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

100% from The Mound Vineyard in the Waipara Valley, gravelly to silt loams.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

The bud break this year was late September early October followed by a settled and warm spring without any frost set backs. The plants enjoyed good growth. We went into an early flower set, the earliest on our records and also one of the best. The summer and ripening season were dry and cool. Through the growing season we had 230mm of rain, the hottest month being December with an average temperature of 18 degrees.

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Riesling

MATURATION

Selected parcel from one of our oldest block was cool fermented, stopped with cold temperature and left un-sulphured for several months to develop and open up. No oak was used with this wine.

ACCOLADES

Bronze - Canberra International Riesling Challenge 2011
Bronze - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards (NZ) 2012
Silver - Cheese Class. Canterbury Wine Awards (NZ) 2012
90 Points "Bright floral aromas, wild flowers, steel and quartz. Crushed rocks. Palate has burst of citrus and finishes with tangly lime juice cordial. Spicy too. Some more stony/rocky complexity and a fine, slatey undertone. Gets that balance well." Winefront.com.au

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