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Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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This complex oaked Sauvignon Blanc shows aromas of white peach, snow pea, citrus and smoky oak. The palate exhibits a wonderful mixture of smoke, spice, stone fruits and citrus flavours. At first the rich texture fills the mouth, then vibrant acidity comes through leading to a dry finish. This wine has got class, interest and vibrancy, while still being fresh and crisp Sauvignon Blanc. Made more in a French style than what we've become used to in NZ. This wine should continue to delvelop nicely for up to 10 years.
2012 Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Valley Sauvignon Blanc

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Pale green/yellow.

NOSE

White peach, snow pea and citrus notes with a touch of smoky oak.

PALATE

Following on from the nose the palate exhibits a wonderful mixture of smoke, spice, stone fruits and citrus flavours. At first the rich texture fills the mouth, then the vibrant acidity leads to a dry finish.

SERVE

Slightly chilled in a large, generous glass with seared scallops.

PEAK DRINKING

Cellaring 10 + years

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

Seared scallops or seafood cuisine

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

12%

ACIDITY

7.83g/L

RESIDUAL SUGAR

6g/L

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

100% from The Mound Vineyard, 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% Sauvignon Blanc

MATURATION

Fruit from the Mound Vineyard was harvested in the cool of the morning, pressed in the winery and cold settled for two days to obtain crystal clear juice. This was then transferred to French barrels to ferment for 3 weeks. The barrels were topped and stirred for a month to develop palate weight, before being sulphured and matured for another 4 months in barrel.

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