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Riesling, Waipara Springs

An elegant off-dry Riesling from Waipara Springs, exhibiting fruit concentration and vibrant acidity balanced with natural sugars.

This classic Riesling has aromas of elderflower, honeydew melon, orange pith and lime sherbet. The palate is well structured with great balance between natural sugars and fine acidity.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

12.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

14.8 g/L

pH

7.00

ACIDITY

7.4 g/L

ORIGIN

New Zealand

VARIETY

Riesling

FINED USING

Milk

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Waipara

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

No

Vinification details

Harvesting for this style of Riesling is based on the natural acidity of the grapes; Waipara are aiming for an elegant wine exhibiting fruit concentration and vibrant acidity balanced with natural sugars. The grapes were machine harvested, pressed and cold settled for 24 hours, before being racked clear and fermented at cool temperatures for approximately 10 days. Left on full ferment lees for four months, then racked, blended and lightly fined before filtration and bottling.

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

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Riesling, Waipara Springs

An elegant off-dry Riesling from Waipara Springs, exhibiting fruit concentration and vibrant acidity balanced with natural sugars.

This classic Riesling has aromas of elderflower, honeydew melon, orange pith and lime sherbet. The palate is well structured with great balance between natural sugars and fine acidity.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

12.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

14.8 g/L

pH

3.70

ACIDITY

7.4 g/L

ORIGIN

New Zealand

VARIETY

Riesling

FINED USING

Milk

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Waipara

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

No

Vinification details

Harvesting for this style of Riesling is based on the natural acidity of the grapes; Waipara are aiming for an elegant wine exhibiting fruit concentration and vibrant acidity balanced with natural sugars. The grapes were machine harvested, pressed and cold settled for 24 hours, before being racked clear and fermented at cool temperatures for approximately 10 days. Left on full ferment lees for four months, then racked, blended and lightly fined before filtration and bottling.

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

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Displays lovely fruit purity and fine texture, brilliantly structured by nicely pitched acidity.

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Riesling, Waipara Springs

An elegant off-dry Riesling from Waipara Springs, exhibiting fruit concentration and vibrant acidity balanced with natural sugars.

Pale in colour with bright glass-filling aromas of green apples, mango and hints of ginger spice. Fresh and fruity to taste with a just off-dry finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

10.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

17.2 g/L

pH

3.07

ACIDITY

6.2 g/L

ORIGIN

New Zealand

WINEMAKER

Paul Hewitt

VARIETY

Riesling

FINED USING

Milk

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Waipara

Vinification details

Harvesting for this style of Riesling is based on the natural acidity of the grapes; Waipara are aiming for an elegant wine exhibiting fruit concentration and vibrant acidity balanced with natural sugars. The grapes were machine harvested, pressed and cold settled for 24 hours, before being racked clear and fermented at cool temperatures for approximately 10 days. Left on full ferment lees for four months, then racked, blended and lightly fined before filtration and bottling.

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

 

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Riesling, Waipara Springs

An elegant off-dry Riesling from Waipara Springs, exhibiting fruit concentration and vibrant acidity balanced with natural sugars.

A classic lower alcohol style of Riesling; spring flowers, ginger spice, mandarin blossom, fresh citrus and a touch of honey are abundant on the nose of this wine. On the palate flavours are reminiscent of lemon and lime, mandarin peel, freshly-baked ginger biscuits and orange sherbet. A rich, complex mouthfeel combines with acidity serving to balance the wine while the residual sugar provides a lingering and elegant finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

11.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

22.0 g/L

pH

3.04

ACIDITY

8.5 g/L

ORIGIN

New Zealand

WINEMAKER

Paul Hewitt

VARIETY

Riesling

FINED USING

Milk

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Waipara

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

No

Vintage conditions

Significant frost reduced crop levels which has resulted in amazing fruit quality. Hot and dry drought conditions leading up to and during harvest reduced disease among the vines.

Vinification details

This Riesling is a blend of components fermented in stainless steel with a variety of cultured yeasts. Juice was settled, then racked for fermentation. The juice was inoculated with SIHA 7 Yeast and fermented at between 12-14 degrees until the desired residual sugar was reached, then fermentation was stopped.

Awards

Air NZ Wine Awards: Pure Gold medal

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

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