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2007 Vintage Tasting Notes

12,000 Miles Sauvignon Blanc 2007 

IN THE VINEYARD
The grapes were grown at our Dakins Road blocks. Specific sites were selected to capture the clean fresh flavours. The fruit was machine harvested in cool morning hours to maintain flavours.

IN THE WINERY
The juice was cold settled for 48 hours and the clean juice was fermented over 2 weeks with various yeasts to enhance complexities. The wine was given extended contact with lees after fermentation to enhance the palate and structure of the wine.
pH 3.24; TA 6.9g/l; rs 1.5g/l Alc 12.7%

IN THE GLASS
Fresh and fruity in style, with citrus and pineapple flavours, the wine has good length and is very easy to enjoy. Drink now, or cellar for two years. Enjoy with salads, seafood such as mussels, scallops and roast snapper fillets

12,000 Miles Pinot Gris 2007

IN THE VINEYARD
The grapes were grown at our Dakins Road blocks. The crop is kept low to enhance the fruit flavours we want in the wine. The fruit was harvested by block to maintain each site’s specific character.

IN THE WINERY
The juice was cold settled for 48 hours, and most of the clean juice was fermented in stainless steel to maintain the clean pear & lychee fruit characters. The rest of the juice was fermented in aged barrels for extra complexity. Extended lees contact was used to enhance the palate and structure
pH 3.54; TA 6.45/l; rs 4g/l; Alc 14.5%

IN THE GLASS
This wine has great mouth feel and balance, with flavours of nutty pear, and a long finish. Easy to drink now, or cellar for up to three years. This is a great food wine. Enjoy with paella, chicken curry or thai style stir fries.

12,000 Miles Pinot Noir 2006

IN THE VINEYARD
The grapes were grown at our Dakins Road blocks. The fruit was hand harvested and given extended skin contact before fermentation to encourage colour and fruit development in the wine.

IN THE WINERY
The fruit was fermented, pressed and then matured for 12 months in older French oak barrels to enhance the fruit and the wine structure. A minimalist approach was used to express the vineyard’s character.
pH 3.64;TA 7.12g/l;rs 1g/l;Alc 14%

IN THE GLASS
This wine has dark berry and plum and spice characteristics. A rich but soft wine, with hints of chocolate on the nose, it is a pinot to enjoy at any time. Enjoy with venison and duck. Drink it now or cellar for up to four years.

12,000 Miles Chardonnay 2007

IN THE VINEYARD
The grapes were grown in Hawkes Bay. The season was dry and warm ensuring great ripening and development of typical varietal characteristics.

IN THE WINERY
The juice was cold settled, and fermented in barrels to give careful oak characters in the wine. Lees contact was used to enhance the palate weight and texture of the wine.
pH 3.22;TA 6.75/l;rs 1.1g/l;Alc 13.4%

IN THE GLASS
A “new kid on the block”, this wine has lovely apricot and lime characters. Soft and gentle with underlying oak characters, this is a tasteful chardonnay which shows good integration of fruit and oak. Drink it now or cellar for up to four years.

12,000 Miles Merlot / malbec / cabernet 2004 

IN THE VINEYARD
This Wairarapa Bordeaux style wine is blended from Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. The fruit was all hand harvested from the 2004 and 2005 vintages of our estate vineyards.

IN THE WINERY
This wine was fermented in separate batches and plunged prior, then pressed and barrel aged, before all the components were blended, fined and filtered, prior to bottling in Bordeaux bottles with a stelvin capsule. Composition: Merlot 40%, Cabernet Franc 40%, Malbec 20%
pH 3.66;TA 6.6g/l;rs 1g/l;Alc 13%

IN THE GLASS
This wine is a very easy drinking “every day” wine, smooth with berry and underlying cedar flavours. Enjoy with your barbecue at lunch or dinner, or with a pasta meal. Drink it now or cellar for up to two years.