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Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2009

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2009 was a truly great vintage, giving us the heat to allow full ripening potential and a stable harvest to get the fruit to the winery in the best condition.

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2009

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Garnet red

NOSE

Lifted aromas of plums, dark cherries, leather and dried spice enhance the immediate appeal of this wine.

PALATE

A soft and silky beginning leads to a full, rich and structured palate with dark red fruits, dried spice and leather characters that linger and linger.

SERVE

At room temperature in a large glass.

PEAK DRINKING

Designed to be enjoyed young but with the legs to live for many years to come.

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

Perfect served with lamb, duck or wild game meats

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

13.5%

ACIDITY

5.8 g/L

RESIDUAL SUGAR

0.6 g/L

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

All of the fruit for this wine came from The Mound and Home Block vineyards in the Waipara Valley.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

2009 was a truly great vintage, giving us the heat to allow full ripening potential and a stable harvest season to get the fruit to the winery in the best condition.

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Pinot Noir

MATURATION

Matured in a mixture of oak barrels and tanks for 10 months.

ACCOLADES

Silver - Japan Wine Show 2011
Elite Gold - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2010
Gold - Wrest Point Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2010
Bronze - IWC International Wine Challenge 2011 (UK)
Highly Commended - Sydney International Wine Competition 2011
Commended - Decanter World Wine Awards 2011 (UK)
83pts "Moderately light Pinot Noir with strawberry and cherry flavours plus a seasoning of herbs. Simple, easy-drinking wine at a good price." Bob Campbell, Master of Wine
"Moderately light Pinot Noir with strawberry and cherry flavours... simple, easy-drinking wine." Bob Campbell

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