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Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Gris 2010

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A dry style Pinot Gris with delicate aromas of pear, apple and a touch of fresh ginger. A small portion was matured in neutral oak barrels providing a textural palate with rich and lingering flavours. Over time this wine will open up to show more candyfloss flavours.

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Gris 2010

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Pale yellow.

NOSE

Delicate pear, apple and a touch of fresh ginger.

PALATE

Dry in style and textured with lingering pear and melon characters.

SERVE

Lightly chilled.

PEAK DRINKING

2011 - 2015

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

14.0%

ACIDITY

5.75 g/L

RESIDUAL SUGAR

7.0 g/L

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

The fruit was sourced from our vineyards in the Waipara Valley.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

A cooler summer delayed the start of the harvest, but a stable, warm Autumn delivered perfect fruit.

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Pinot Gris

MATURATION

Matured mainly in stainless steel, with a small portion in neutral oak barrels.

ACCOLADES

86pts /4 stars "It's youthful and vibrant on the nose with lifted aromas of stonefruit, pear and floral. The palate is ripe and nicely weighted with lovely softness and subtle sweetness leading to a lingering crisp dry finish. A well harmonised and balanced wine showing great drinking appeal." Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
"A well harmonised and balanced wine showing great drinking appeal." Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Silver - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2011 (NZ)
Commended - IWC International Wine Challenge 2011 (UK)
Pure Bronze - Bragato Wine Awards, 2011 (NZ)
Silver - New World Wine Awards 2011 (NZ)
88 Points - Wine Advocate, Lisa Perroti-Brown 2011

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