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Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2012

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A bright fresh Pinot Noir with lifted cherry, earth and spice characters. The palate is juicy starting with sweet red fruit flavours followed by balanced acidity and persistent structure.
Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2012

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Medium density with ruby and purple hues.

NOSE

Bright cherry and brambly fruit with subtle, savoury oak. Bright and juicy.

PALATE

Sweet red fruit on the first sip, nice acid balance and structure.

SERVE

At room temperature.

PEAK DRINKING

Now - 2017

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

Lamb, wild game or slow roasted mushrooms.

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

13.0%

ACIDITY

6.2 g/L

RESIDUAL SUGAR

0.5 g/L

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

85% Waipara Valley 15% Central Otago

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

A cool summer delayed the ripening much later than normal, which helped to retain the acidity and allowed the aromatics to develop fully. When the warm, stable weather in autumn finally arrived, it saved the day and allowed the fruit to finish ripening and be harvested in great condition.

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Pinot Noir

MATURATION

Matured mainly in tank with oak staves.

ACCOLADES

SILVER - Japan Wine Challenge 2013

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