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Waipara Hills Sauvignon Blanc

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The South Island of New Zealand is one of the most dramatic and stunning places on earth and the Waipara Hills wines embody the spirit of the south by producing wines of intensity. If you like your Kiwi Savvy loaded with a full-throttle intensity then this is for you. It’s loaded with tropical aromas as well as herbaceous notes, before a refreshing palate of guava and snow pea, crisp searing acidity and persistent finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Sourced from both the Wairau and Awatere Valleys of Marlborough, this is a generous Sauvignon Blanc with lifted aromas of nettles, snow peas, guava and flint characters. The palate has a citrus and grapefruit approach followed by a mineral mid palate, elegant texture and long finish.

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Waipara Hills Sauvignon Blanc

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Michael Cooper (2012 Vintage) says
Ripely scented and sweet-fruited, with generous passionfruit and lime flavours, finely balanced, lively and lingering.
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WINESTATE (2011 Vintage) says
Great tropical punch to the nose with excellent varietal fruit crispness on the palate and exhibiting a touch of residual sugar sweetness.
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Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
The nose is fresh and bright, with green mango, lime and passionfruit aromas; some herbal edges and green apple too. On the palate, lime juice kicks into gear, with gooseberry and green-peach flavours too. Smooth and balanced.
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
Typically a fresh, punchy, ripe style, less herbaceous than its Mud House Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc stablemate. The 2007 vintage is weighty and vibrantly fruity, with passionfruit/lime flavours, crisp, racy and notably concentrated. A basically dry style (3.9 grams/litre of residual sugar), it's a striking wine, with an extra edge of intensity.
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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
The 2006 vintage is a medium-bodied wine, with moderate depth of citrusy, limey flavours, smooth and fresh
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
Typically a herbaceous style with strong, nettley flavours, a hint of passionfruit and crisp acidity. The 2004 vintage grown in the Elley and Wickham vineyards, is fresh and zingy, with punchy melon and fresh-cut grass flavours. In its infancy, it looked slightly less intense than the beautifully rich and zingy 2003.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
The 2002 vintage is strongly herbaceous, fresh and lively, with nettley aromas and flavours, a hint of passionfruit and a crisp, dryish finish (5 grams/litre of sugar). The 2003 is similar: intensely varietal, deliciously fresh, vibrant and punchy, with rich melon and green capsicum flavours and a smooth, lasting finish.
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
The 2001 vintage has grassy, nettley aromas and flavours in a strongly varietal style with a sliver of sweetness to balance its firm acidity. The 2002 is similar - a strongly herbaceous wine, full-bodied, fresh and lively, with a crisp, dryish finish (five grams/litre of sugar).
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
The 2001 vintage has grassy, nettley aromas and flavours in a strongly varietal style with a sliver of sweetness to balance its firm acidity. The 2002 is similar - a strongly herbaceous wine, full-bodied, fresh and lively, with a crisp, dryish finish (five grams/litre of sugar).
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