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"A beautiful example of Waipara Pinot Noir" Winemaker

A lush Pinot Noir with ripe red berries, juicy acidity & supple tannins

Delicious with beef osso buco & parmesan polenta, or lamb tagine

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2020

Member rating / 3
$15.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $19.99 $17.38
6 Btls, $95.94 6 Btls, $83.43
Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2020

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2020

Member rating / 3
A beautiful example of Waipara Pinot Noir with vibrant berry flavours and subtle earthiness
$15.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $19.99 $17.38
6 Btls, $95.94 6 Btls, $83.43

Description

  • Subtle oak
  • Vibrant berries
  • Juicy acidity
  • Supple tannins

"A beautiful example of Waipara Pinot Noir with vibrant berry flavours and subtle earthiness" Winemaker

Bright, ruby red in the glass. Brambly red fruit complemented by a hint of spice on the nose. A lush Pinot Noir with ripe red berries, juicy acidity and supple tannins. 

Sourced from Waipara Valley vineyard sites with free draining loam soils over schist gravels.

Growing conditions were excellent, starting off with a frost-free Spring. Good flowering and fruit set followed, supported by warm conditions. The hot and dry North Canterbury Summer ripended the fruit exceptionally. At the time of picking, the fruit was clean, healthy and bursting with concentrated flavours.

The fruit was de-stemmed, retaining while berries and cold soaked for five days before being gradually warmed. Fermentation started with a range of yeasts and ran for approximately seven days, during which then wine was plunged three times a day to maximie colour and build flavour. Some of the ferments were left on skins for an additional few weeks before being drained, pressed and settled. Finally the wine went into a selection of barrels and tanks for maturation and malolactic fermentation. In November the parcels were racked, blended and fined, prior to bottling.

Established in 2001, Waipara Hills is an award winning wine range from the South Island of New Zealand. Recipient of over 500 medals, Waipara Hills has developed a fine reputation for crafting rich aromatics, with vibrant, complex flavour. The Waiapara Hills Cellar door is located in the picturesque Waipara Valley, a short scenic drive north of Christchurch. Set amongst landscaped gardens, with spectacular views across The Home Block Vineyard to the Teviotdale Hills, this home captures the 'Soul of the South'.

Food Pairing: Serve at room temperature with lamb tagine.

 

 

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13%

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NZ (from $5.99)

Member Rating

3.5 Stars

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A
Same price as supermarket, order got mixed up, took a long time to arrive. Not worth the hassle tbh.

Alexandra - 18/04/2022

J
good value

John - 03/02/2022


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