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Riesling, Waipara Springs

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Technical Analysis
Alcohol
12.5
Residual sugar
16.6
pH
7.0
Acidity
7.4
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An elegant off-dry Riesling from Waipara Springs, exhibiting fruit concentration and vibrant acidity balanced with natural sugars.
Tasting note

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.

Origin
New Zealand
Variety
Riesling
Malolactic Fermentation
No
Bottle Size
75cl
Vegetarian
Yes
Fined Using
Milk
Closure
Screw top
Region
Waipara
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.

Technical Analysis
Alcohol
12.5
Residual sugar
14.8
pH
3.70
Acidity
7.4
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An elegant off-dry Riesling from Waipara Springs, exhibiting fruit concentration and vibrant acidity balanced with natural sugars.
Tasting note

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.

Origin
New Zealand
Variety
Riesling
Malolactic Fermentation
No
Bottle Size
75cl
Vegetarian
Yes
Fined Using
Milk
Closure
Screw top
Region
Waipara
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.

 

Technical Analysis
Alcohol
10.0
Residual sugar
17.2
pH
3.07
Acidity
6.2
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An elegant off-dry Riesling from Waipara Springs, exhibiting fruit concentration and vibrant acidity balanced with natural sugars.
Tasting note

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.

Origin
New Zealand
Variety
Riesling
Malolactic Fermentation
No
Bottle Size
75cl
Vegetarian
Blank
Winemaker
Paul Hewitt
Fined Using
Milk
Closure
Screw top
Region
Waipara
Vegan
Blank

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.

 

Technical Analysis
Alcohol
11.5
Residual sugar
22.0
pH
3.04
Acidity
8.5
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An elegant off-dry Riesling from Waipara Springs, exhibiting fruit concentration and vibrant acidity balanced with natural sugars.
Tasting note

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.

Origin
New Zealand
Variety
Riesling
Malolactic Fermentation
No
Bottle Size
75cl
Vegetarian
Yes
Winemaker
Paul Hewitt
Fined Using
Milk
Closure
Screw top
Region
Waipara
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.