Brix:  18.3Waipara Springs Sauv Blanc
Fermentation: 100% stainless tank, 10% barrel fermentation.
Alcohol: 13.0% T.A  7.8  pH  3.19
Residual sugar: 1-2g
Enclosure: Screwcap

Cellar Notes
Fruit was harvested from our 24 year old Sauvignon Blanc vines and from our younger Church Road block.  Upon arrival at winery the fruit was pressed to tank and the juice allowed to settle for a period of 48 hours.  The clear juice was then racked to tank and large format oak barrels, warmed and inoculated with a selected yeast strain proven to enhance varietal aromatics.  The juice fermented in barrel was stirred fortnightly post ferment for two months to encourage the development of texture and richness.

Tasting Notes
This wine displays punchy herbaceous characters of nettle and passionfruit with a touch of tropical fruit on the nose. It is juicy and lively on the palate whilst still having superb balance, texture and concentration coupled with chalky mineralityFood: Enjoy with your favorite seafood, chicken dish or Waipara Springs grown asparagus!


Reviews - 2013 Vintage
There's no doubt that one of the matches made in heaven but available in New Zealand is fresh asparagus married to one of New Zealand's equally fresh and succulent Sauvignon Blancs.

And if you can find them at the place where they not only make the wine but also grow the asparagus, wine and food matching does not come much better anywhere in the world.

At Waipara Springs Cafe that is just what you get!

For the Waipara Winery not only produces very individual Sauvignon from the vineyards that were planted in 1982, but they also grow commercial quantities of asparagus. And this is the time of year when the two come together in their roadside cafe and tasting room. If you are in the area it's a must stop!

The 2013 version of the Waipara Springs wines continues their tradition for punchy, crisp and fairly dry Sauvignon and of course it is widely available for you to try with your locally grown asparagus. We reckon it would suit Vic's dish perfectly.

WineNZ Magazine Spring 2013


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Waipara Springs
Winery & Cafe

Waipara. North Canterbury,
New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 314 6777
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