About Me

Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Waipara Hill 'Waipara' Riesling 2010

Grape Variety: 100% Riesling

Growing Region: Waipara Valley, New Zealand

Winemaker: Simon McGeorge

Well I had to end my summer series of wine reviews - as I started back in November last year, with a lip-smacking and ever so refreshing Riesling. This wine, region and style of Riesling when it comes to marrying with Kiwi summer shellfish dishes, or even a sushi pack from your favourite Japanese outlet is a taste bud sensation.
The fruit for this wine was sourced from 'The Mound' vineyard in the Waipara Valley. Riesling is ever so reflective of its surroundings and this wine is a fine example of the 2010 vintage, showing generous fruit balanced with crisp acidity and a touch of fruit sweetness. This wine was made 100% in stainless steel tanks; from fermentation through to bottling.
In the glass you have a pale green and yellow hue to the wine. The nose is full of ripe melon, apple and wild flowers. On the palate the wine is rich and generous - with those flavours of apple, lime and rock melon, beautifully balanced with firm acidity. This wine will definitely revive the senses.
Enjoy at 8-10C.

Drinking now; and will age nicely over the next 3-5 years.

Perfect wine match with shellfish, sushi, Thai dishes and fresh salads, enjoy.

Consistently setting the standard.


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