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Sauvignon Blanc, Waipara Springs

Waipara Springs
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Technical Analysis
Alcohol
13.0
Residual sugar
4.3
pH
3.31
Acidity
73
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Waipara Springs' Sauvignon Blanc comes from estate-grown fruit from vines planted in 1992 as well as from their younger Church Road block.
Tasting note

This Sauvignon Blanc displays punchy flavours of tropical fruit and has vibrant minerality. This wine exhibits characteristics of lemon zest, lime, and melon with hints of nettle. The palate is lively and crisp, with great depth and intensity.

Origin
New Zealand
Variety
Sauvignon Blanc
Malolactic Fermentation
No
Bottle Size
75cl
Vegetarian
No
Fined Using
Isinglass
Closure
Screw top
Region
Waipara
Vegan
No

Vinification details

Fruit was machine harvested from the estate’s mature vines. Upon arrival at winery, it was pressed to tanks to settle overnight, then the clear juice was racked to stainless-steel tanks where it was fermented with a range of yeasts. Blended at the end of winter and bottled after a few months’ resting on light lees, then filtration.

Technical Analysis
Alcohol
13.0
Residual sugar
5.1
pH
3.31
Acidity
7.8
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Waipara Springs' Sauvignon Blanc comes from estate-grown fruit from vines planted in 1992 as well as from their younger Church Road block.
Tasting note

This Sauvignon Blanc displays punchy flavours of tropical fruit and has vibrant minerality. This wine exhibits characteristics of lemon zest, lime, and melon with hints of nettle. The palate is lively and crisp, with great depth and intensity.

Origin
New Zealand
Variety
Sauvignon Blanc
Malolactic Fermentation
No
Bottle Size
75cl
Vegetarian
No
Fined Using
Isinglass
Closure
Screw top
Region
Waipara
Vegan
No

Vinification details

Fruit was machine harvested from the estate’s mature vines. Upon arrival at winery, it was pressed to tanks to settle overnight, then the clear juice was racked to stainless-steel tanks where it was fermented with a range of yeasts. Blended at the end of winter and bottled after a few months’ resting on light lees, then filtration.

Technical Analysis
Alcohol
13.5
Residual sugar
4.9
pH
3.16
Acidity
6.8
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Waipara Springs' Sauvignon Blanc comes from estate-grown fruit from vines planted in 1992 as well as from their younger Church Road block.
Tasting note

This Sauvignon Blanc is splendidly fruited and fragrant on the nose showing nectarine, green rockmelon, kiwi fruit and lemon zest aromas, leading to a powerfully-expressed palate that’s succulent and lingering. The wine delivers excellent fruit purity and persistency, making it immensely appealing. 100% Sauvignon Blanc in 2020.

Origin
New Zealand
Variety
Sauvignon Blanc
Malolactic Fermentation
No
Bottle Size
75cl
Vegetarian
Yes
Closure
Screw top
Region
Waipara
Vegan
No

Vinification details

Fruit was machine harvested from the estate’s mature vines. Upon arrival at winery, it was pressed to tanks to settle overnight, then the clear juice was racked to stainless-steel tanks where it was fermented with a range of yeasts. Blended at the end of winter and bottled after a few months’ resting on light lees, then filtration.

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

Technical Analysis
Alcohol
12.5
Residual sugar
6.0
pH
3.24
Acidity
6.2
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Waipara Springs' Sauvignon Blanc comes from estate-grown fruit from vines planted in 1992 as well as from their younger Church Road block.
Tasting note

This Sauvignon Blanc displays punchy flavours of tropical fruit with vibrant minerality and notes of lemon zest, lime, melon and nettle. The palate is lively and crisp, with great depth and intensity. A blend of 96% Sauvignon Blanc, 4% Pinot Gris.

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

Vinification details

Fruit was machine harvested from the estate’s mature vines. Upon arrival at winery, pressed to tanks to settle overnight, then the clear juice was racked to stainless-steel tanks where it was fermented with a range of yeasts. Blended at the end of winter and bottled after a few months’ resting on light lees, then filtration.

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

Technical Analysis
Alcohol
12.5
Residual sugar
3.0
pH
3.05
Acidity
7.8
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Waipara Springs' Sauvignon Blanc comes from estate-grown fruit from vines planted in 1992 as well as from their younger Church Road block.
Tasting note

A lively wine with lifted aromas of lime and citrus with a hint of nettle and undertones of crushed kiwi fruit. The palate is expressive of the clay and limestone soils in the vineyard. It has refreshingly fruity acidity showing great intensity, texture and minerality with a lingering, crisp finish.

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

Vinification details

Fruit was machine harvested from the estate’s 28-year-old Sauvignon Blanc vines and from their younger Church Road block. Upon arrival at winery, it was pressed to tanks to settle overnight, then the clear juice was racked to stainless-steel tanks where it was fermented with a range of yeasts. Blended at the end of winter and bottled after a few months’ resting on light lees, then filtration.

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

Technical Analysis
Alcohol
12.0
Residual sugar
5.5
pH
3.05
Acidity
6.5
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Waipara Springs' Sauvignon Blanc comes from estate-grown fruit from vines planted in 1992 as well as from their younger Church Road block.
Tasting note

Punchy herbaceous characters of nettle and passionfruit with a touch of tropical fruit can be found on the nose. It is juicy and lively on the palate whilst still having super balance, texture and concentration coupled with chalky minerality.

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

Vinification details

Fruit was machine harvested from the estate’s 27-year-old Sauvignon Blanc vines and their younger Church Road block. Upon arrival at winery, it was pressed to tanks to settle overnight, then the clear juice was racked to three large 500L French oak barrels and stainless-steel tanks where it was fermented with a range of yeasts. Blended at the end of winter and bottled after a few months’ resting on light lees, then filtration.

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.