Vinterra
Malborough (New Zealand) 

The Estate
The family owned and operated winery was founded in the late 1980's. It is located in the picturesque Waipara Valley, a 45-minute drive north of the city of Christchurch.


Dayne and Jill Sherwood (Owners)

  
                     Petter (Senior Winemaker)                Mark Partington (Vineyard Manager)



The Vineyards
They own four separate vineyards in the Waipara Valley, and four others in the famed Marlborough Region, at the top of the South Island.



 

The Wines
 
[Sauvignon Blanc] - [Pinot Gris] - [Pinot Noir]


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2012 Vinterra, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 12/750ml
UPC code: 7 84585 01165 0
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The Vinterra 2012 Sauvignon Blanc is produced from grapes grown on our Rowley Crescent, Sandy Creek and Stoney Range vineyards that are situated at either end of Rapaura Road in heart of Marlborough.

The harvest began on the 29th of April and ended on the 30th of April 2012. The fruit was harvested in the cool of the night and transported to our winery in one tonne bins where it was gently pressed. Only the free run juice and light pressings were settled and cool fermented for an average of 21 days. Following five months of yeast lees contact the various parcels of Sauvignon Blanc were blended together lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling.

The Vinterra
2012 Sauvignon Blanc displays fresh, lively gooseberry, passionfruit and citrusy aromas on the nose with a nice tropical note at the end resembling guava and passionfruit. The palate is structured and intense with a fresh tropical finish. A wine to be enjoyed over the next two to three years.

Analysis at Bottling:
3.34 pH
7.6 g/l Total Acid
12.5 % Alcohol
1.0 g/l Residual Sugar


2011 Vinterra, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 12/750ml
UPC code: 7 84585 01165 0
#NZ1EE199005SBS
Analysis at Harvest:
21.0 – 22.5 Brix
8.0 – 9.5 g/l Total Acid
3.10 - 3.25 pH

The Vinterra 2011 Sauvignon Blanc is produced from grapes grown on our Rowley Crescent, Sandy Creek and Stoney Range vineyards that are situated at either end of Rapaura Road in heart of Marlborough.

The fruit was harvested in the cool of the night and transported to the winery for immediate processing. The juice was settled after a gentle pressing then racked to fermentation. The juice was inoculated with yeast and cool fermented for an average of 17 days. Following two months of lees contact the wine was blended, lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling.

The Vinterra 2011 Sauvignon Blanc displays abundant aromas of gooseberries and tropical fruits on the nose. The palate is fresh and lively showing rich concentration and a long lingering finish. A wine to be enjoyed over the next two to three years.
Pairs well with white meat and fish dishes, and also makes a great aperitif.

Analysis at Bottling:
3.30 pH
7.0 g/l Total Acid
12.5 % Alcohol
1.0 g/l Residual Sugar



2010 Vinterra, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 12/750ml
UPC code: 7 84585 01165 0
#NZ1EE199002SBS
The fruit was harvested from the 6th to the 24th of April, 2010. It was harvested in the cool of the night and transported to the winery in one tonne bins where the fruit was gently pressed. Selecting from only the free run and light pressings the juice was settled and cool fermented for an average of 19 days. Following an extended three month period of yeast lees contact the various parcels of Sauvignon Blanc were blended together lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling.
The wine displays fresh, lively gooseberry and passion fruit aromas with a touch of cut grass on the nose. The palate is rich and concentrated with a beautiful balanced finish.
Pairs well with white meat and fish dishes, and also makes a great aperitif.
A wine to be enjoyed over the next two to three years.

National Retail Price: $15.99 / bottle


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2011 Vinterra, Pinot Gris, Waipara Valley 12/750ml
UPC code: 7 84585 01415 6
#NZ1EE199006PGS
Analysis at Harvest
23.5 Brix
7.0 g/l Total Acid
3.25 pH

The Vinterra Pinot Gris 2011 was produced from fruit grown on Mackenzie’s Road vineyard in Waipara, North Canterbury. The fruit was machine harvested in excellent condition and gently pressed prior to settling. The fermentation was carried out in tanks with 5% in French oak. The wine was then blended, lightly fined and bottled

The Vinterra 2011 Pinot Gris has intense floral, pear and peach aromas
and displays hints of ginger spice with a mouth refreshing length and a juicy finish. A great Pinot Gris for all those summer occasions!

Analysis at Bottling
3.33 pH
5.7 g/l Total Acid
14% Alcohol
5 g/l Residual Sugar


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Wine & Spirits Magazine (February 2013), 90 pts + BEST BUY

National Retail Price: $15.99 / bottle


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2011 Vinterra, Pinot Noir, Marlborough 12/750ml
UPC code: 7 84585 01164 3
#NZ0EE199007PNM
Analysis at Harvest:
24.0 – 24.5 Brix
5.8 – 8.0 g/l Total Acid
3.30 – 3.45 pH

The Vinterra 2010 Pinot Noir was produced from selected parcels of grapes grown on our Waipara and Marlborough vineyards. The fruit was harvested in excellent condition over a two week period starting in mid April. The harvested fruit was tipped directly into open top fermenters and cool soaked for up to six days. The cap was hand plunged three times a day during the indigenous fermentation and skin contact lasted for an average of 24 days. It was then pressed and put into oak barrels for nine months for malolactic fermentation and maturation. The wine was then blended, lightly fined with egg whites, filtered and bottled.

The Vinterra 2011 Pinot Noir displays ripe, sweet plum notes with an edge of complexity on the nose. The palate is rich and round supported by fine grain tannins. An excellent match for most meat dishes.


Analysis at Bottling:
3.65 pH
5.2 g/l Total Acid
13.5% Alcohol


2010 Vinterra, Pinot Noir, Marlborough 12/750ml
UPC code: 7 84585 01164 3
#NZ0EE199004PNM
Analysis at Harvest:
23.0 – 24.5 Brix
7.5 – 8.0 g/l Total Acid
3.20 – 3.40 pH

The Vinterra 2010 Pinot Noir was produced from selected parcels of grapes grown on our Waipara and Marlborough vineyards. The fruit was harvested from March into April in excellent condition. Upon arrival at the winery the fruit was destemmed and gently tipped into open top fermenters. After a five day cool soak period yeast was added to the tanks to initiate ferment. The cap was hand plunged three times a day and the juice remained “on skins” for an average of 15 days.Malolactic fermentation and four months oak maturation were completed prior to blending and bottling.

The Vinterra 2010 Pinot Noir displays ripe, earthy and berry fruit aromas as well as some sweet plum notes on the nose, following through to a full and rounded palate, displaying s
trawberry, cherry and dark berry fruit flavors. An excellent match for most meat dishes.

Analysis at Bottling:
3.60 pH
5.5 g/l Total Acid
13.5% Alcohol


2009 Vinterra, Pinot Noir, Marlborough 12/750ml
UPC code: 7 84585 01164 3
#NZ0EE199003PNM

The wine displays ripe, sweet plum notes with an edge of complexity on the nose. The palate is rich and round supported by fine grain tannins. Strawberry, cherry and dark berry fruit flavors. A great structure.
An excellent match for most meat dishes.

National Retail Price: $18.99 / bottle