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  • November, 2010 | Nga Waka Wines
    3 2010 2 Comments My alternative title for this blog was something along the lines of why promoting domestic consumption of New Zealand wine will be vital for price recovery and why industry politics will ensure it doesn t happen very catchy not and hence the Tui rip off The big unanswered question for the wine industry is whether domestic Search for Recent Posts 2015 Vintage Report small but perfectly formed Glengarry Summer of Riesling tasting February 2015 2012 Riesling Tasting Alsace and Mosel 2013 Lease Block Pinot Noir 2014 Vintage Report Perfect by the skin of our teeth Categories Rants Ripostes Ruminations Tastings Uncategorized Vintage 2013 Diary Vintage Reports Wine Archives August 2015 February 2015 November 2014 September 2014 May 2014 March 2014 July 2013 June 2013 April 2013 March 2013 August 2012 June 2012 March 2012 June 2011 November 2010 August 2010 May 2010 Recent Blog items 2015 Vintage Report small but perfectly formed Glengarry Summer of Riesling tasting February 2015 2012 Riesling Tasting Alsace and Mosel 2013 Lease Block Pinot Noir 2014 Vintage Report Perfect by the skin of our teeth RECENT NGA WAKA TWEETS Twitter feed loading Follow us Follow on Facebook Follow on Twitter E

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  • August, 2010 | Nga Waka Wines
    13 2010 0 Comments The latest edition of DrinksBiz August September 2010 has an advertorial piece on p 5 about Montana oops sorry Pernod Ricard New Zealand aspiring to produce a top shelf Sauvignon Blanc that will age for gasp a couple of years down the track The article is a bit coy about price but speculates that aligning with benchmark wines OI Chardonnay Tasting with Bob Campbell 29 July 2010 Posted in Tastings Wine Written by Nga Waka on August 6 2010 1 Comment OI hosted and Bob Campbell MW presented a 12 wine tasting of Chardonnay from Burgundy New Zealand and Australia at The French Bistro for local winegrowers in Martinborough My abbreviated notes follow The tasters were asked to select a preferred wine in each flight and the highest number of preferences decided the issue Flight One Search for Recent Posts 2015 Vintage Report small but perfectly formed Glengarry Summer of Riesling tasting February 2015 2012 Riesling Tasting Alsace and Mosel 2013 Lease Block Pinot Noir 2014 Vintage Report Perfect by the skin of our teeth Categories Rants Ripostes Ruminations Tastings Uncategorized Vintage 2013 Diary Vintage Reports Wine Archives August 2015 February 2015 November 2014 September 2014

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  • May, 2010 | Nga Waka Wines
    small but perfectly formed Glengarry Summer of Riesling tasting February 2015 2012 Riesling Tasting Alsace and Mosel 2013 Lease Block Pinot Noir 2014 Vintage Report Perfect by the skin of our teeth Categories Rants Ripostes Ruminations Tastings Uncategorized Vintage 2013 Diary Vintage Reports Wine Archives August 2015 February 2015 November 2014 September 2014 May 2014 March 2014 July 2013 June 2013 April 2013 March 2013 August 2012 June 2012 March

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  • 2012 Vintage Report | Nga Waka Wines
    we barely had to warm up the frost fans over the critical Oct Nov period Cool cloudy damp conditions prevailed right through the growing season and by the end of March we were on a knife edge as to whether we would keep the grapes in sound condition and whether they would ever ripen sufficiently to harvest Thankfully the cavalry arrived from the start of April with a beautiful 6 week spell of dry and perhaps most importantly sunny weather If one short but heavy downpour of rain is excluded April 2012 was the second driest April of the last 10 years Heat units were still lower than average for April but the procession of clear sunny days was the catalyst for the late season ripening that got the harvest over the line Botrytis was an issue in the Riesling block and one Chardonnay block but the dry spell allowed that to progress favourably for the production of our first sticky since 2004 it looks every bit as good as the excellent 2003 Other than those two blocks Botrytis was not present and clean ripe grapes were able to be harvested in the absence of disease pressure Flavours in the aromatic varieties S Blanc and Riesling are very expressive while the Chardonnay and P Noir show good typicity and should produce balanced elegant wines A glance at the acid levels at harvest in the table below show the impact of the cool season some deacidification was required and malolactic fermentation will be at higher levels than usual I m still amazed that sugar levels hit our target range naturally and that no chaptalisation was required a small miracle Perhaps a small miracle is the best summary of vintage 2012 we certainly dodged a bullet and for that we all have cause to be thankful Cheers Here are the average harvest parameters for each variety Variety Brix pH Acidity g l Yield t ha Chardonnay 2 3 25 10 5 75 Pinot Noir 24 5 3 5 9 5 5 Riesling 22 3 04 11 2 S Blanc 22 3 1 11 10 Roger Parkinson August 2012 Share Tweet Related Posts 2015 Vintage Report small but perfectly formed August 25 2015 Comments Off Growing season Oct Apr data Rainfall mm table Season 14 15 13 14 12 13 11 12 10 11 09 10 08 09 07 08 06 07 05 06 October 35 105 69 110 40 63 70 88 126 67 November 55 67 33 87 29 53 11 28 61 18 December 29 36 82 113 25 49 91 74 60 41 January 3 48 43 76 76 114 7 16 31 24 February 36 23 69 36 11 17 121 29 10 37 March 41 71 95 111 85 45 35 39 44 67 April 84 172 35 70 103 7 37 98 43 61 Totals 283 522 426 603 369 348 372 372 375 315 table Growing Degree Days heat units table Season 14 15 13

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  • 2011 Vintage Report – the season of weird | Nga Waka Wines
    with increased risk of late season rain and so it proved to be I have looked back at the daily temperature numbers and what is clear is that while daily maximum temperatures were slightly higher than average it was exceptionally high minimum temperatures warmer nights that elevated the seasonal degree days figure These warmer night temperatures are consistent with La Nina years which do tend to see warmer humid air from the sub tropics drawn further south So we experienced a warm dry yet humid season with above average March April rainfall The effect of this in the vineyard was average to above average crops an earlier ripening season but an extended harvest period as we worked around rain during harvest As the grapes were healthy leading in to harvest and rainfall was intermittent over that time botrytis was only a minor issue with small losses of grapes selected out at picking Optimal flavours arrived at lower sugar levels this year but somewhat surprisingly acid and ph were ideal and seemingly unaffected by the warmer nights which typically reduce harvest acid levels all part of the weird theme Overall wine quality looks likely to be above average not the exceptional vintage we were anticipating before the late season rain intervened but still plenty to look forward to Cheers Here are the average harvest parameters for each variety Variety Brix pH Acidity g l Yield t ha Chardonnay 22 5 3 3 7 2 8 Pinot Noir 23 3 4 8 5 8 Riesling 21 6 3 1 8 8 Sauvignon Blanc 23 3 2 7 5 10 Roger Parkinson June 2011 Share Tweet Related Posts 2015 Vintage Report small but perfectly formed August 25 2015 Comments Off Growing season Oct Apr data Rainfall mm table Season 14 15 13 14 12 13 11 12 10 11 09 10 08 09 07 08 06 07 05 06 October 35 105 69 110 40 63 70 88 126 67 November 55 67 33 87 29 53 11 28 61 18 December 29 36 82 113 25 49 91 74 60 41 January 3 48 43 76 76 114 7 16 31 24 February 36 23 69 36 11 17 121 29 10 37 March 41 71 95 111 85 45 35 39 44 67 April 84 172 35 70 103 7 37 98 43 61 Totals 283 522 426 603 369 348 372 372 375 315 table Growing Degree Days heat units table Season 14 15 13 14 12 13 11 12 10 11 09 10 08 09 07 08 06 07 05 06 October 75 100 75 85 63 86 102 112 113 113 November 117 152 88 120 166 146 186 176 181 156 December 190 225 232 189 268 220 247 241 169 280 January 255 191 230 210 262 266 290 324 274 290 February 187 204 186 165 254 264 244 255 223 234 March 199 145 175 140 180 215 163 233 260 171 April 125

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  • 2010 Vintage Report | Nga Waka Wines
    average Considering the precarious position we might have been in without it we have much cause to be grateful for the April sun Cheers Here are the average harvest parameters for each variety Variety Brix pH Acidity g l Yield t ha Chardonnay 24 3 3 7 8 8 Pinot Noir 24 6 3 3 9 9 5 Riesling 21 5 3 1 7 6 5 Sauvignon Blanc 22 3 1 8 5 12 Roger Parkinson May 2010 Share Tweet Related Posts 2015 Vintage Report small but perfectly formed August 25 2015 Comments Off Growing season Oct Apr data Rainfall mm table Season 14 15 13 14 12 13 11 12 10 11 09 10 08 09 07 08 06 07 05 06 October 35 105 69 110 40 63 70 88 126 67 November 55 67 33 87 29 53 11 28 61 18 December 29 36 82 113 25 49 91 74 60 41 January 3 48 43 76 76 114 7 16 31 24 February 36 23 69 36 11 17 121 29 10 37 March 41 71 95 111 85 45 35 39 44 67 April 84 172 35 70 103 7 37 98 43 61 Totals 283 522 426 603 369 348 372 372 375 315 table Growing Degree Days heat units table Season 14 15 13 14 12 13 11 12 10 11 09 10 08 09 07 08 06 07 05 06 October 75 100 75 85 63 86 102 112 113 113 November 117 152 88 120 166 146 186 176 181 156 December 190 225 232 189 268 220 247 241 169 280 January 255 191 230 210 262 266 290 324 274 290 February 187 204 186 165 254 264 244 255 223 234 March 199 145 175 140 180

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  • OI Chardonnay Tasting with Bob Campbell, 29 July 2010 | Nga Waka Wines
    Style parameters of quality Burgundy and quality New World Chardonnay surprisingly convergent with Burgundy showing more fruit to complement their texture and extract and lovely texture and balance now coming to the fore in the top New World examples Roger Parkinson July 2010 Share Tweet Related Posts 2015 Vintage Report small but perfectly formed August 25 2015 Comments Off Growing season Oct Apr data Rainfall mm table Season 14 15 13 14 12 13 11 12 10 11 09 10 08 09 07 08 06 07 05 06 October 35 105 69 110 40 63 70 88 126 67 November 55 67 33 87 29 53 11 28 61 18 December 29 36 82 113 25 49 91 74 60 41 January 3 48 43 76 76 114 7 16 31 24 February 36 23 69 36 11 17 121 29 10 37 March 41 71 95 111 85 45 35 39 44 67 April 84 172 35 70 103 7 37 98 43 61 Totals 283 522 426 603 369 348 372 372 375 315 table Growing Degree Days heat units table Season 14 15 13 14 12 13 11 12 10 11 09 10 08 09 07 08 06 07 05 06 October 75 100 75 85 63 86 102 112 113 113 November 117 152 88 120 166 146 186 176 181 156 December 190 225 232 189 268 220 247 241 169 280 January 255 191 230 210 262 266 290 324 274 290 February 187 204 186 165 254 264 244 255 223 234 March 199 145 175 140 180 215 163 233 260 171 April 125 123 119 79 67 141 100 127 108 151 Totals 1148 1140 1105 988 1259 1338 1332 1396 1328 1395 table There s always a danger with catch

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  • We’re all in this together ….. yeah right | Nga Waka Wines
    the category 3 large wine companies I will not be holding my breath Share Tweet Related Posts 2015 Vintage Report small but perfectly formed August 25 2015 Comments Off Growing season Oct Apr data Rainfall mm table Season 14 15 13 14 12 13 11 12 10 11 09 10 08 09 07 08 06 07 05 06 October 35 105 69 110 40 63 70 88 126 67 November 55 67 33 87 29 53 11 28 61 18 December 29 36 82 113 25 49 91 74 60 41 January 3 48 43 76 76 114 7 16 31 24 February 36 23 69 36 11 17 121 29 10 37 March 41 71 95 111 85 45 35 39 44 67 April 84 172 35 70 103 7 37 98 43 61 Totals 283 522 426 603 369 348 372 372 375 315 table Growing Degree Days heat units table Season 14 15 13 14 12 13 11 12 10 11 09 10 08 09 07 08 06 07 05 06 October 75 100 75 85 63 86 102 112 113 113 November 117 152 88 120 166 146 186 176 181 156 December 190 225 232 189 268 220 247 241 169 280 January 255 191 230 210 262 266 290 324 274 290 February 187 204 186 165 254 264 244 255 223 234 March 199 145 175 140 180 215 163 233 260 171 April 125 123 119 79 67 141 100 127 108 151 Totals 1148 1140 1105 988 1259 1338 1332 1396 1328 1395 table There s always a danger with catch phrases like small but perfectly formed Glengarry Summer of Riesling tasting February 2015 February 17 2015 Comments Off Here s what had Raymond Chan has to say about our 2011 Riesling after a tasting hosted by Riesling nut that s 2012 Riesling Tasting Alsace and Mosel November 24 2014 Comments Off Last week our bottle supplier OI hosted their annual Bob Campbell MW tasting This year we were looking at Alsace 2 Comments belindaljackson says November 3 2010 at 5 23 am This all makes sense and yes we are all hoping that the NZ wine consumer will remain loyal and move with the prices as they hopefully increase The trick is perhaps to work out how to get them drinking the REAL wines again and move away from all the 2nd 3rd 4th labels that were churned out Connection to the brand has never been more important be it the wine brand or brand New Zealand And when it is brand New Zealand then NZWG should be involved I have had many a discussion with them re not being complacent about the domestic market though some years ago as it is vital we have a strong foundation here from which to spring into the global markets Every NZer is a promotional vehicle for our wines we need to talk to them communicate with them and remind them of the

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