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Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Gewürztraminer 2014

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Enticingly perfumed and wonderfully rich; this wine is sure to blossom into something quite extraordinary.
Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Gewürztraminer 2014

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Very pale straw.

NOSE

Enticingly musky with rose petals and feijoa.

PALATE

Wonderfully weightly and rich, yet tight and clean on the finish. Perfumed with a wonderful feijoa fruit flavour that lingers.

SERVE

Slightly chilled and matched with full flavoured fresh or spicy dishes to compliment the full palate.

PEAK DRINKING

2016 - 2017

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

Match with full flavoured fresh or spicy dishes to compliment the full palate.

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

13.5

ACIDITY

5.3

RESIDUAL SUGAR

7.7

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

Sourced from deep, free draining gravel soils. 92% from The Mound Vineyard in the Waipara Valley and 8% from d'Avergne Vineyard in Marlborough. There is a layer of Clay across the surface within The Mound Vineyard which adds complexity.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

An early bud break exposed the vines for two weeks of extra frost risk, but thankfully Spring was both mild and relatively frost free. The vines eased into the Summer growing season with a decent crop and the fruit condition was very good coming into veraison, with harvest looking to be early. Some rain came along mid and late March, but the longer season had produced lower acidity and great flavour ripeness, producing fruit of quality.

GRAPE VARIETY

Gewürztraminer.

MATURATION

Harvested primarily in the morning or at night, the fruit was pressed immediately to preserve the fruit flavour. No sulphur was added to help promote some browning, settle the juice and soften the phenolics. The juice was left to settle until very clean, then racked, warmed and inoculated with a range of yeasts to promote the texture of the wine. After the fermentation the wine was left on lees for a further three months, stirring weekly to keep the wine fresh and promote characters. Finally the wine was blended, fined using natural methods and finished for bottling.

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