- Type: Red
- Country: New Zealand
- Region: Central Otago
- Vintage: 2015/2016
- Producer: Waipara Hills
- Primary grape: Pinot Noir
- Bottle size: 75cl
- List price: £13.42
- Code: 28372
- BRONZE (2017) INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2019
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Sophisticated, polished, complex reds
- Can be very flexible with many cheeses including sheeps’, Morbier, Epoisse, Vacherin, Cheddar
- Lighter examples can work with some richer fish dishes
- Classic French herbs such as parsley, thyme and bay leaf. Spices should complement and not overwhelm the wine
- Game such as duck and boar. Fine cuts of beef. Lean meats such as roe deer or ostrich
- Truffle and wild mushroom, jus with redcurrant or similar fruit, Bourguignonne, Chasseur sauces
- Some wines, with light tannins, will work with lightly-spiced dishes
- Pigeon or duck, walnut and beetroot, smoked- meat salads. Truffle or wild mushroom risotto. Autumn squash
About the Wine
This red wine is made by Waipara Hills in Central Otago. Fresh, savoury, berry-fruit flavours that are excellent with light game, rich chicken and pork dishes. It is created with mosty Pinot Noir grapes. Supplied by Accolade Wines.
A temperamental thin skinned grape and difficult to grow, when produced of any quality it demands high prices. The thin skin means it's very light in colour body and tannin, it characteristically has searing acidity and full lingering flavours of raspberry, strawberry, cherry, violets and sweet spice.
Established in 2001, Waipara Hills is based in the picturesque Waipara Valley, just 30 miles north of Christchurch. In a very short time it has developed a fine reputation for crafting wines with rich aromatics, alongside vibrant and complex flavours. The grapes employed to make the Sauvignon Blanc come from both the major sub-regions of Marlborough; the Wairau and Awatere valleys offer complementary fruit, which when combined, produce complex and balanced wines.
The islands here stretch nearly 1,000 miles north to south, and the climate varies from subtropical in Auckland, to positively perishing in the south. 2018 will be remembered by many wineries in here as a year for the record books.Explore New Zealand