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The Hillside

The Hillside

Vintage 2017

The Hillside is sister wine to the famed 'The Terraces'. A wonderful expression of the Heipipi vineyard produced in minute quantities without compromise.

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$539.94 NZD

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> A case is 6x 750ml bottles.

> Freight included for orders of $150 or more.

Tasting Notes
This is dark-fruited wine and complex wine. Flavours tend towards red fruits, plum, dark cherry and spice. Earthy tobacco and cedar notes add further complexity. The wine is soft and mouth-filling with well-ripened tannins and although approachable as a young wine should continue to develop complexity for many years to come. Decant before serving.

Vineyards and Winemaking
This wine is sourced from the famed “the Terraces” vineyard. This limestone-based vineyard on the northwest facing hillside at the old Esk Valley winery site in Bay View has long been known for its ability to make elegant and complex wine. The vineyard planted in Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Franc was re-established in 1989 after sitting idle for 30 years. Densely planted, dry-farmed without irrigation and intensively managed, it was harvested on a single day and co-fermented as a field blend to capture the true essence of the vineyard. The individual vineyard parcels were hand-harvested and destemmed to a single 85-year old concrete fermenter. The fermentation was gently managed with hand plunging and a period of maceration followed to soften tannins and add complexity. The new wine underwent malolactic fermentation in French oak barriques and then given a further 18 months ageing. The wine was then bottled without fining and filtration.

Food Pairing
Enjoy with rich red meat and game dishes.

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