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2015 Waipara Hills Marlborough Pinot Noir


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Our Price: $9.99 / bottle (RRP: $25.00 ) Case: 6 x 750ml

'Bright, fruit forward and delicate rendition of the Waipara signature. For the money its hard to beat - there is a lot of Pinot delicacy, with a rose petal, red currant and vanilla thing going on.'
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  • Gold Medal Winner - New World Wine Awards 2016

    Established in 2001, Waipara Hils has a proud history of creating award winning wines that celebrate the South Island of New Zealand.  Recipient to over 500 medals, Waipara HIlls has developed a fine reputation for crafting rich aromatics, with vibrant complex flavour.

    Set amongst the vineyards in the picturesque Waipara Valley, Waipara Hills  is a short scenic drive north of Christchurch. The winemaking style is about crafting perfect harmony between the vineyard and winery, encouraging the characteristics of each season’s fruit to shine. The result is wine that is rich, textural and bursting with complex flavour. 

    The 2015 Marlborough Pinot Noir is a fruit forward, vibrant wine showing great varietal expression that the Waipara Valley is renowned for. .


    Fruit from 35% ‘Home Block’, 19% ‘Mound’, 31% ‘Kimbal’ and 15% ‘Golden Terraces’ sites, given a cold soak and fermented to 13.0% alc., with maturation in barrel and tank.

    The Home Block's gravelly soils and minerality enhance the rich and spicy characters of our aromatic wines. The Mound vineyard is located on terraces along the Waipara River and is a geographical reference to a mound within the vineyard. The Deans vineyard terraces overlook the Waipara River with stunning views of the three Deans range, Waipara Valley’s landmark hills. Chosen for its free draining soil, and gravely loams over alluvial subsoil. 

    Settled weather during flowering meant the vines set an even crop at a sensible yield level. The summer was for the most part dry and warm. There were some rain events to contend with during harvest but the fruit held up very well and was harvested with good flavours and free of significant disease.

    The fruit was de-stemmed, retaining whole berries and cold-soaked for five days before allowed to gradually warm. Fermentation started wtih a range of yeasts and ran for approcimately seven days, during which the wine was plunged three times a day and drained and returned at least once. Some of the ferments were left on skins for an additional two/three weeks before being drained, pressed and settled. Finally the wine went to a selection of barrels and tanks for maturation and MLF. in November the parcels were racked, blended, fined and then readied for bottling.


    Bright red/garnet tones. Attractive bright red fruits, florals and a nice lick of savoury spice to add interest. Engaging subtle palate with great flow of fruit through to spicy notes that are supported by supple tannins. This wine is made to be really enjoyable young, but will develop and become more complex over the coming years

    Alcohol - 13.0%


    Gold Medal - New World Wine Awards


    Bronze Medal - Air New Zealand Wine Awards

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