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Mud House

Mud House Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2013

$134.46
Beautifully fragrant with aromas of rose petal and clementine leading into a palate of luscious spice and subtle musk characters. An elegant aromatic example of this seductive variety.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Light copper
Nose: 
Beautifully fragrant with aromas of rose petal and tangerine
Palate: 
The wine shows mouth filling fruit concentration with a pure flavour and a long musky finish
Serve: 
Chilled.
Peak Drinking: 
Now - 2016
Suggested Food Match: 
Duck and lychee curry
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
14.5%
Acidity: 
5.0 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
7.9 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
This single vineyard wine is soley sourced from the d'Auvergne vineyard in the lower Wairau Valley, Marlborough. With it's deep fertile loam soils the d'Auvergne vineyard has proven itself as one of the natural homes for Gewürztraminer in Marlborough.
Vintage Conditions: 
Blink and you will miss it! That was what it was like for the Marlborough 2013 vintage. We couldn't have written a better season, with an abundance of warm, dry days and cool nights. The result was some wonderfully aromatic and concentrated fruit to 'play' with. The 2013 wines are showing an amazing range of vibrant flavours, with surprisingly crisp acidity.
Grape Variety: 
100% Gewürztraminer
Maturation: 
Matured on full fermentation lees for up to three months post fermentation in 100% stainless steel tanks.

Mud House Marlborough Chardonnay 2012

$0.00

An unoaked style of Chardonnay with aromas of white peach, sweet honeyed spice and crisp apple. The palate is well balanced with juicy stone fruit, melon flavours and fine acidity.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Straw Yellow
Nose: 
<p>Vibrant aromas of white peach, crisp apple and a hint of honeyed spice.</p>
Palate: 
<p>Tropical and stonefruit flavours burst onto the front palate, beautifully complimenting the fine acidity and lengthy weight on the finish.</p>
Serve: 
<p>Chilled</p>
Peak Drinking: 
Now-2015
Suggested Food Match: 
<p>Slow roasted pork fillet</p>
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.0%
Acidity: 
6.3 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
1.5 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 

This wine was crafted from fruit which was carefully selected from primarily Marlborough vineyards (94%), with just a touch from Hawkes Bay (6%).

Vintage Conditions: 
<p>The grape growing season in Marlborough started with some rather cool and unsettled weather during flowering, resulting in low crops across all varieties. The cool weather continued through summer and by the start of April we were seriously worried about reaching the ripeness required. But Mother Nature was on our side and although we can't say it warmed up too much, the weather stayed settled with very little rain pressure and we were able to hang out the grapes until it reached full ripeness and flavour. The fruit was harvested in May, almost a month later than usual. The long season produced some intensely concentrated aromatic whites - a far cry from the green acidic berries we were looking for at the start of the season.</p>
Grape Variety: 
<p>Chardonnay</p>
Maturation: 
<p>After picking and pressing the individual parcels were tank fermented at warm temperatures. At the end of fermentation, the wines were aged on the yeast less for four months - some parcels were lees stirred in tank to add mouth-feel and generosity. A small portion on this wine undertook full malolactic fermentation to enhance the texture. Prior to bottling, the wine was fined using traditional methods.</p>

Mud House Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012

$0.00

Pure aromas of passion fruit, snow pea and fresh citrus. These concentrated flavours fill the front palate and juicy acidity provides freshness and length.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale Straw
Nose: 
<p>Pure aromas of passion fruit, snow pea and fresh citrus.</p>
Palate: 
<p>The concentrated tropical and fresh snow pea flavours fill the front palate. Juicy grapefruit acidity give the wine its lovely freshness and length.</p>
Serve: 
<p>Chilled.</p>
Peak Drinking: 
Now - 2014
Suggested Food Match: 
<p>Salmon Cakes</p>
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.0%
Acidity: 
8.0 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
2.2 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 

The majority of the fruit for this wine was sourced from the Mud House vineyard in the upper Wairau Valley. The remainder is from carefully selected grower vineyards in the Awatere, Ure and Wairau Valleys.

Vintage Conditions: 
<p>The grape growing season in Marlborough started with some rather cool and unsettled weather during flowering which resulted in low crops across all varieties. The cool weather continued through summer and although we can’t say it warmed up too much, the weather stayed settled with very little rain pressure and we were able to hang out our grapes until they reached full ripeness and flavour. We didn’t harvest until well into May— almost one month later than usual. This long season produced some intensely flavoured and concentrated wines.</p>
Grape Variety: 
<p>100% Sauvignon Blanc</p>
Maturation: 
<p>After harvesting in the cool of the night, the grapes were transported to the winery and gently crushed and pressed. The grapes were kept cool and protected by oxidation. After cold settling, each batch was cool fermented in stainless steel using a variety of cultured yeasts to add complexity to the blend and to retain the fresh fruit characteristics. The cool fermentation lasted approximately 2 weeks and the wine was chilled and racked off yeast lees shortly after. The wine was blended after the completion of fermentation, then carefully balanced and prepared for bottling.</p>
Accolades
<p>PURE ELITE GOLD - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2012</p>
<p>GOLD - Finland Wine of the Year 2013</p>
<p>GOLD - Korea Wine Challenge 2013</p>
<p>SILVER - New Zealand International Wine Show 2012</p>
<p>SILVER - International Aromatic Wine Competition 2012</p>
<p>BRONZE - International Wine Challenge (IWC) 2013</p>
<p>Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards (UK) 2013</p>

Mud House Waipara Valley Riesling 2012

$0.00
Displaying lifted aromas of honeysuckle and citrus with a delicate floral background this is a perfectly balanced Riesling with fine minerality, structure and a touch of sweetness on the finish.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale Straw
Nose: 
Pure citrus and floral notes, with a richer back ground of honeysuckle and spice.
Palate: 
A beautifully balanced Riesling with fine minerality, structure and a hint of sweetness on the finish.
Serve: 
Chilled
Peak Drinking: 
Now - 2016
Suggested Food Match: 
Mild and frgrant Asian styled dishes
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
12.5%
Acidity: 
8.2g/L
Residual Sugar: 
12.8g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
All of the fruit for this wine was sourced from The Mound vineyard; one of our estate vineyards located in Waipara Valley.
Vintage Conditions: 
A cool summer delayed the ripening much later than normal, which helped to retain the acidity and allowed the aromatics to fully develop. When the warm, stable weather in autumn finally arrived, it saved the day and allowed the fruit finish ripening and to be harvested in great condition.
Grape Variety: 
Riesling
Maturation: 
The grapes were picked at optimal ripeness and only the free run juice was cold settled and racked a few days later. The cool fermentation was started with cultural yeast, to add just the right amount of freshness and complexity. After fermentation the wines were again cold settled and racked shortly after. The wine was prepared for bottling using natural fining methods.
Accolades
<p>"Best of Class’ - 98 points / Gold Medal. Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competition</p>

Mud House South Island Pinot Gris 2012

$0.00

A textural wine with ripe pear, quince and sweet spice aromas. The front palate is full and juicy and finishes with fresh acidity and a touch of fruit sweetness.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Straw yellow
Nose: 
<p>Ripe pear, quince and sweet spice.</p>
Palate: 
<p>A highly textual wine with a full and juicy front palate. It finishes with fresh acidity and a touch of fruit sweetness.</p>
Serve: 
<p>Chilled.</p>
Peak Drinking: 
Now - 2015
Suggested Food Match: 
<p>Poached Chicken</p>
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.5%
Acidity: 
5.8g/L
Residual Sugar: 
5.2g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 

50% of this wine was sourced from our Estate vineyards in the Waipara Valley, with the remaining fruit sourced from selected growers in Marlborough and Nelson.

Vintage Conditions: 
<p>The grape growing season throughout the South Island started with some rather cool and unsettled weather during flowering which resulted in low crops across all varieties. The cool weather continued through summer and by the start of April we were seriously worried about reaching the ripeness required. But Mother Nature was on our side and although we can't say it warmed up too much, the weather stayed settled with very little rain pressure and we were able to hang out our grapes to full ripeness and flavour. We didnt harvest until well into May - almost one month later than usual. This long season has produced some intensely flavoured and concentrated Pinot Gris.</p>
Grape Variety: 
<p>Pinot Gris</p>
Maturation: 
<p>Once harvested the grapes were transported to the winery, gently pressed and settled in tank. The warm fermentation was started with a handful of selected yeast strains. After the completion of ferment the wine was left to mature on full yeast lees for up to three months to enhance structure and mouth feel. After blending, the wine was fined using natural methods and prepared for bottling.</p>
Accolades
<p>Silver - Spiegelau International Wine Competition (NZ) 2013</p>

Mud House Hawkes Bay Merlot 2012

$0.00

Ripe berry fruit aromas with a touch of spice and dark choclate lead to a meduim bodied flavoursome palate with fine tannins.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Deep Ruby
Nose: 
<p>Ripe berry fruit with a touch of spice and dark chocolate.</p>
Palate: 
<p>Medium bodied with a flavoursome palate and fine tannins.</p>
Serve: 
<p>Room temperature</p>
Peak Drinking: 
Now - 2015
Suggested Food Match: 
<p>Hearty venison stew.</p>
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
12.5%
Acidity: 
5.3 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
4.2 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 

Sourced from carefully selected Hawkes Bay vineyards. The Hawkes Bay vineyards are situated on clay loam soils, sands and free draining gravels.

Vintage Conditions: 
<p>The grape growing season throughout the Hawkes Bay began with a warm start which resulted in good flowering and fruit set. Cool growing conditions and rain events towards the end of the season provided some challenges, but the spread of our vineyard sites across the region allowed us to harvest the fruit at optimal ripeness and flavour.</p>
Grape Variety: 
<p>Merlot</p>
Maturation: 
<p>Once harvested, the fruit was brought into the winery where it was de-stemmed into a stainless steel fermenter. The fermentation took 10 days, during which it was pumped over twice a day to help extract colour, fruit flavours and tannins. The wine then went through a full malolactic fermentation in stainless steel before being fined using natural methods prior to bottling.</p>

2011 Mud House Waipara Valley Riesling

$0.00

Displaying lifted aromas of honeysuckle and citrus with a delicate floral background this is a perfectly balanced Riesling with fine minerality, structure and a touch of sweetness on the finish.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Straw yellow with a pale green hue.
Nose: 
Lifted notes of honeysuckle and citrus with a delicate floral background.
Palate: 
A perfectly balanced Riesling with fine minerality, structure and a touch of sweetness on the finish. The soft honey flavours meld perfectly with the fresh lemon citrus notes.
Serve: 
Chilled
Peak Drinking: 
Now - 2015
Suggested Food Match: 
Any fragrant or mildly spicy foods like a Thai salad.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
12.5 %
Acidity: 
7.7 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
10.0g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
The Mound Vineyard, Waipara Valley, has gravelly loams of alluvial subsoil and free draining soils.
Vintage Conditions: 
Bud break was late September early October followed by a settled and warm spring without any frost set backs. The plants enjoyed good growth. We went into an early flower set, the earliest on our records and also one of the best. The summer and ripening season were dry and cool. Through the growing season we had 230mm of rain, the hottest month was December with an average temperature of 18 degrees Celsius.
Grape Variety: 
100% Riesling
Maturation: 
The grapes were picked at optimal ripeness and only the free run juice was cold settled and racked a few days later. The cool fermentation was started with cultured yeast to add just the right amount of freshness and complexity. After fermentation the wines were again cold settled and racked shortly after. The wine was prepared for bottling using natural fining methods.
Accolades
Bronze - Royal Easter Wine Show (NZ), 2012

Mud House Hawkes Bay Merlot 2011

$0.00

Ripe berry fruit aromas with a touch of spice and dark chocolate lead to a medium bodied flavoursome palate with fine tannins.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Deep ruby red.
Nose: 
Ripe berry fruit with a touch of spice and dark chocolate.
Palate: 
Medium bodied with flavoursome palate and fine tannins.
Serve: 
Room temperature.
Peak Drinking: 
2012-2014
Suggested Food Match: 
Venison stew.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
12.5%
Acidity: 
6.6 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
1.0 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Sourced from selected Hawkes Bay vineyards situated on clay loam soils, sands and free draining gravels.
Vintage Conditions: 
The season started early with a warm dry summer helping ripen the fruit. Some unseasonal rain provided some challenges later in the season. However, the spread of our sites ensured we were able to pick ripe flavourful fruit.
Grape Variety: 
100% Merlot
Maturation: 
Once harvested, the fruit was brought into the winery where it was de-stemmed into a stainless steel fermenter. The fermentation took ten days, during which it was pumped over twice a day to help extract colour, fruit flavour and tannin. The wine then went through a full MLF in stainless steel before being fined using natural methods prior to bottling.

Mud House Hawkes Bay Merlot 2011

$0.00

Ripe berry fruit aromas with a touch of spice and dark chocolate lead to a medium bodied flavoursome palate with fine tannins.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Deep ruby red.
Nose: 
Ripe berry fruit with a touch of spice and dark chocolate.
Palate: 
Medium bodied with a flavoursome palate and fine tannins.
Serve: 
Room temperature.
Peak Drinking: 
2012— 2014
Suggested Food Match: 
Venison stew.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
12.5%
Acidity: 
6.6 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
1.0 /L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Sourced from selected Hawkes Bay vineyards situated on clay loam soils, sands and free draining gravels.
Vintage Conditions: 
The season started early with a warm dry summer helping ripen the fruit. Some unseasonal rain provided some challenges later in the season. However, the spread of our sites ensured we were able to pick ripe flavourful fruit.
Grape Variety: 
100% Merlot
Maturation: 
Once harvested, the fruit was brought into the winery where it was de-stemmed into a stainless steel fermenter. The fermentation took ten days, during which it was pumped over twice a day to help extract colour, fruit flavour and tannin. The wine then went through a full MLF in stainless steel before being fined using natural methods prior to bottling.

Mud House South Island Pinot Gris 2011

$0.00

Lifted notes of pear, stone fruit and sweet spice lead to mouthfilling fruit flavours and a long generous finish.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Straw yellow.
Nose: 
A Lifted nose of freshly cut pear, stone fruit and sweet spice.
Palate: 
A refreshing style of Pinot Gris with mouth filling flavours and a long, generous finish.
Serve: 
Chilled.
Peak Drinking: 
Now - 2014
Suggested Food Match: 
Heavier white meats with a moderately rich palate like slow cooked pork.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
14.0%
Acidity: 
5.8 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
5.6 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
The Pinot Gris is a South Island blend sourced mainly from our key regions - Marlborough and Waipara Valley. The gravelly soils in the Waipara Valley offer minerality and elegant structure, while the heavier soil sites in Marlborough provide the ripe stone fruit characters and a lovely oiliness to the palate.
Vintage Conditions: 
Our vineyards throughout the South Island were blessed with an exceptional year in 2011 for Pinot Gris. All regions saw bud break in late September followed by a warm spring without frost. Adequate rainfall and warm temperatures meant the shoots grew quickly and flower was earlier than normal. After January the season cooled which allowed for an extended ripening period.
Grape Variety: 
100% Pinot Gris
Maturation: 
Our South Island Pinot Gris was harvested throughout the first two weeks in April. Starting with Marlborough on the 4th and finishing in the Waipara Valley on the 14th. Once harvested the grapes were transported to the winery, gently pressed and settled in tank. The warm fermentation started with a handful of selected yeast strains. After the completion of ferment the wine was left to mature on full lees for up to three months to enhance structure and mouth feel. After blending the wine was fined using natural methods and prepared for bottling.
Accolades
Bronze - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards, 2012
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