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Apple, pear & nougat flow through the palate finishing with a crisp acidity

Lovely with Asian dishes such as mildly spiced Szechuan chicken

Waipara Hills 'Waipara Valley' Pinot Gris 2017

Member rating / 50+
$12.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $16.99 $14.77
6 Btls, $77.94 6 Btls, $67.77
Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 4.5 Stars Awarded 17.5/20 Points
Waipara Hills 'Waipara Valley' Pinot Gris 2017

Waipara Hills 'Waipara Valley' Pinot Gris 2017

Member rating / 50+
From the premium range of Waipara Hills comes a stunning Pinot Gris that is rich and complex
$12.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $16.99 $14.77
6 Btls, $77.94 6 Btls, $67.77

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal

New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition

Awarded 4.5 Stars

Michael Cooper

Awarded 17.5/20 Points

Raymond Chan, Dec 2017

Description

"Bright, light straw-yellow colour, lighter on the rim. The nose is fresh with gently full aromas of yellow stonefruits with some floral notes, nutty elements and suggestions of honeysuckle and chalky minerals. This has good depth and presence. Dryish to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has moderately deep flavours of savoury yellow stonefruits and subtle floral notes, with an amalgam of honeysuckle and minerals. The palate has a vigorous core with some underlying alcoholic drive and light phenolic textures, with bright acid liveliness. The wine flows with good linearity to an up-front finish of stonefruits, minerals and subtle honied nuances. This is an up-front, vigorous, dry Pinot Gris with stonefruit, floral, honeysuckle and chalky mineral flavours on a light-textured, brisk palate. Match with Asian fare over the next 3 years. Fruit from the ‘Home’ block and ‘Deans’ vineyard, fermented in tank to 13.5% alc. and 6.6 g/L RS, the wine undergoing batonnage" Raymond Chan, Dec 2017

Appearence, is pale green and yellow, with a boquet of crisp red apple, quince and a hint of nougat aromas. Apple, pear and nougat flow through the palate finishing with a touch of ginger and crisp acidity.

Intensity, complexity and character. The premium range Waipara Hills showcases the very best varietals of the South Island regions of New Zealand. Sourced from the Home Block and Deans vineyards in the Waipara Valley with deep, free draining Glasnevin gravels. 2016 was a stable and warm season with dry conditions, without being too hot. This allowed the aromatic varieties to slowly develop their flavour, resulting in spectacular wines. After pickering matured in stainless steel tanks. Serve lightly chilled as an aperitif. Peak drinking is now until 2019.

Food Pairing: Lovely with asian dishes such as mildly spiced Szechuan chicken.

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Screw Cap

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Alcohol

13.5%

Delivery

NZ (from $5.70)

Member Rating

4.5 Stars

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User comments (32)

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lovely wine

Neil - 22/12/2018

D
Very happy. Thankyou

David - 20/12/2018

Very nice; should have bought more

Tom - 16/12/2018

R
Familiar with this label, great wine.

Richard - 22/11/2018

Delicious well priced Pinot Gris.

Marc - 12/11/2018

B
One of my favourite Pinot Gris. Nice and fruity and a pleasure to drink.

Bill - 26/08/2018

D
Our choice of Pinot Gris, right up there with the best.

David - 31/12/2017

Love it and keep having to reorder it. A very versatile with great flavours.

Jan - 25/09/2017

O
A nice smooth wine. Am loving it!

Olga - 07/05/2019

G
Very smoothe

Graeme - 22/04/2019

J
really enjoying this wine, Great price too

Julie - 06/03/2019

Y
Fruity, good value have ordered several times

Yeen - 28/02/2019

P
Great value for money

Pat - 18/12/2018

J
Thank you Black Market for your great service. Have a Happy Christmas and New Year

Jean - 17/12/2018

R
Excellent value for money

Richard - 17/12/2018

C
Full flavoured with slightly sweet finish

Craig - 07/12/2018

G
Nice drop. My wife likes it very much.

Godfrey - 26/11/2018

G
Always consistent quality wines at a fair price.

Grant - 07/10/2018

Excellent wine for me.

Anthony - 28/04/2018

G
Great value Pinot Gris

Graeme - 14/03/2018

J
Nice wine

Judy - 01/02/2018

great value for the money

Marie - 27/01/2018

M
Yummy

Malcolm - 17/01/2018

Y
Very nice wine, great value for money.

Yvonne - 07/12/2017

R
a great tasting wine with value for money

Raewyn - 06/11/2017

B
After several cases still great value

Bob - 27/09/2017

M
Loved this wine,mellow,easy drinking

Margaret - 21/09/2017

S
Great value and drinkability!

Satya - 18/09/2017

A very nice Pinot Gris. I have enjoyed it before and will continue to order it again

Don - 02/05/2019

Great for the price

Justine - 31/03/2019

Not as good as the previous year. Cheers

Roger - 21/10/2017

Not as good as 2016 vintage

Bruce - 08/09/2017


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