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Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Valley Riesling 2012

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Sourced from our Mound Vineyard in the Waipara Valley this Riesling displays aromas of rock melon, fresh granny smith apply, hints of kaffir lime and a touch of clover honey. Following in style from our previous vintages, the 2012 once again shows the characters associated with Riesling from Waipara. Melon, ginger and crisp apple flavour are dominant while also showing some of the German Riesling influence that this wine is modelled around. Textural, rich yet crisp and fresh. A great wine.

2012 Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Valley Riesling 2012

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Pale green and yellow

NOSE

Rock melon, lime juice, fresh Granny Smith apple and Jasmine floral aromas.

PALATE

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

SERVE

Slightly chilled in a large generous glass.

PEAK DRINKING

Cellaring 10 years +

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

A great aperitif with salads or melon wrapped in prosciutto.

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

12.0%

ACIDITY

9.61 g/L

RESIDUAL SUGAR

27 g/L

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

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

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

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 to be harvested in great condition.

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Riesling

MATURATION

The hand picked, fully exposed fruit for this wine was taken from one of our oldest Riesling blocks from The Mound Vineyard. The fruit was whole bunch pressed and cold settled to extract very clean juice, before being cool fermented. The ferment was stopped with cold temperature when it was tasted balanced, then left un-sulphured for several months to develop and open up. No oak was used with this wine.

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