Variety:                  Pinot Noir (100%)
Brix:                       24 – 25.2
Fermentation:         Small open top vats
Maturation:             50% Stainless Steel, 50% Aged French Oak
Alcohol:                  12.5%
Titratable Acidity:     7.2 g/l
Residual Sugar:        3.0g/L
pH                         3.62
Fining:                    Egg products
Drink:                     Now to 2017+

Latitude:                 42.9 degrees South
Altitude:                  60-70 metres above sea level
Aspect:                   Gentle sloping, north facing valley floor
Soil type:                 Silt and clay loam over decomposed limestone


Cellar Notes

Pinot noir grapes were cold soaked on skins for several days in small 1.5T fermenters. A combination of Pinot Noir yeasts and wild fermentations were carried out on the different vineyard batches. Post fermentation maceration occurred until the optimum tannin extraction was achieved. The wine was pressed and put to barrel for maturation with a percentage of barrels being new French oak. Malo was completed naturally in the Spring. All barrels were tasted to find the combination of barrels that has been selected for this wine.

Tasting Notes

Youthful and fruit driven with bright red berry fruits and hints of cherry and cola. The palate is elegant with supple tannins, texture and finesse.

Review (previous vintage)

From Waipara Springs, the 2013 vintage (2.5*) was matured in a 50:50 split of tanks and French oak (10 per cent new). Ruby-hued, it is berryish and herbal, in a light, smooth, easy-drinking style. Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines 2015.

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Waipara Springs
Winery & Cafe

Waipara. North Canterbury,
New Zealand

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