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Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Riesling, 2014

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A generous yet crisp and light wine with an elegant and persistent finish. 
Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Riesling, 2014

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Pale green.

NOSE

Bursting with citrus, rock melon and spring blossom aromas with a touch of lemongrass and honey.

PALATE

Citrus and a touch of honey fill the mouth leaving a persistent and fresh taste.

SERVE

Chilled in a generous glass.

PEAK DRINKING

2016 - 2017

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

Perfect matched with hard cheese, like Manchego, or perhaps a fresh salad with parmesan and roasted walnuts.

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

12.0

ACIDITY

7.95

RESIDUAL SUGAR

14.0

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

Sourced 100% from The Mound Vineyard in the Waipara Valley, where there is a layer of clay across the soil that adds complexity to our wines.

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. Then 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

Riesling

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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