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Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2011

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A bright, fresh style Pinot Noir with lifted red fruits, earth and spice characters and good acidity. Soft and silky initially the wine flows through to a firm yet smooth and persistent structure of dark fruit, dried spice and leather characters that linger and linger.

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2011

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Medium density with red and purple hues.

NOSE

Lifted red fruits with hints of earth and spice from the oak.

PALATE

Soft and silky to start with then flows through to a firmer structure with dark fruits, dried spice and leather characters that linger and linger.

SERVE

Room temperature.

PEAK DRINKING

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

14.0%

ACIDITY

6.0 g/L

RESIDUAL SUGAR

0.9 g/L

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

45% The Home Block Vineyard, 33% The Mound Vineyard, 8% The Deans Vineyard, 14% The Golden Terraces Vineyard

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

The bud break this year was late September early October followed by a settled and warm spring without any frost set backs. The plants enjoyed good growth. We went into an early flower set, the earliest on our records and also one of the best. The summer and ripening season were dry and cool. Throough the growing season we had 230mm or rain, the hottest month being December with an average temperature of 18 degrees.

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Pinot Noir

MATURATION

Each block of fruit was fermented seperately, with a seven day cold soak followed by a seven to ten day ferment. Most parcels were then pressed and settled for two days before either being run to barrels or to a full tank to await MLF later in the year. 30% was aged in barrels, the remainder was in tanks.

ACCOLADES

Bronze - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards (NZ) 2012
“The newest winery in the line-up, Waipara Hills was established in 2001 and in ten years has amassed over 200 awards for their wines. The youngest wine on show, this Pinot Noir is reddish-purple in the glass, with lifted aromas of red fruits and toasty oak. Surprisingly soft upfront, but finishes with dark berry fruits and a savoury leather note. Immensely drinkable, this is a wine that will go down as a real crowd pleaser…” M2 Magazine, June 2012. Circulation 11,392. Dave Campbell.

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