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Mud House

Mud House Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2010

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Our Gewurztraminer was harvested in two batches - one on the 5th April and the other a couple weeks later on the 16th April. After picking and pressing the individual parcels were tank fermented at warm temperatures. At the end of the fermentation the wines were aged on full fermentation lees for three months to enhance texture and mouthfeel. Before bottling the wine was fined using natural methods.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Straw yellow.
Nose: 
Highly aromativ nose of lychee, orange blossom and sweet spice.
Palate: 
The lovely floral flavours burst onto the palate. The generous mouthfeel leads to an expressive and well structured finish.
Serve: 
Chilled.
Peak Drinking: 
2010 - 2015
Suggested Food Match: 
Fragrant Thai Laksa
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
14.0 %
Acidity: 
5.3
Residual Sugar: 
9.1 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
This single vineyard wine is solely 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 itselft as one of the natural homes for Gewurztraminer in Marlborough.
Vintage Conditions: 
The 2010 Marlborough growing season started wiht cool but stable weather through flowering. As a result the vines gave us an even fruit set but naturally lower yields.
Grape Variety: 
100% Marlborough Gewurztraminer.
Maturation: 
Matured on full fermentation lees for up to three months post fermentation in 100% stainless steel tanks.

Mud House Hawkes Bay Merlot 2010

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Enticing fruitcake, spice and chocolate aromas lead to a medium bodied palate with juicy plum and mocha flavours.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Deep ruby red
Nose: 
Fruitcake spice and chocolate aromas.
Palate: 
Medium bodied with juicy plum and mocha flavours.
Serve: 
Room temperature.
Peak Drinking: 
2011-2014
Suggested Food Match: 
Hearty Lamb Casserole
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.75%
Acidity: 
5.7 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
1.0 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
The fruit was sourced from the Stewar vineyard in the Bridge-pa sub region of Hawkes Bay.
Vintage Conditions: 
The season started with a cool summer and there was concern about ripeness and reduced yields due to poor fruit set. However, a hot dry autumn with perfect weather throughout March and April provided the warmth and time for the fruit to ripen. As it turned out, harvest dates were almost two weeks later than expected across the region and most volumes were lower than expected but flavours and colour development in the merlot blocks were better than average.
Grape Variety: 
90% Merlot with a touch if Cab Franc.
Maturation: 
Maturation of this wine was in a mix of stainless steel vessels and older French oak barriques.

2011 Mud House Marlborough Rose

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Vibrant aromas of strawberries and cream lead to a palate bursting with flavours of candyfloss and a hint of peppermint.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Subtle ruby pink.
Nose: 
Vibrant aromas of strawberries and cream.
Palate: 
The palate bursts with bright flavours of candy floss and hints of peppermint. The wine finishes with a cheeky note of of sweetness and fresh acidity.
Serve: 
Well chilled.
Peak Drinking: 
Drink now to 2013.
Suggested Food Match: 
Serve as an aperitif.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
12.5%
Acidity: 
6.4 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
5.6 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
The fruit for this wine was sourced from the Byrnes vineyard in Marlborough on free draining, alluvial soils.
Vintage Conditions: 
Marlborough was blessed with another exceptional year in 2011. Bud break was late Sept and was followed by a warm frost free spring. Adequate rainfall and temperatures meant shoots grew quickly and flowering was earlier than normal. After January, the season cooled which allowed for extended ripening.
Grape Variety: 
Pinot Noir
Maturation: 
100% stainless steel
Accolades
4 Stars/ Best Buy - Cuisine Magazine January 2012 (NZ) "Provencal in colour (pale salmon) with restrained floral scents, this wine leaves a delicate footprint. Minerally and lean, with a hint of sweetness, it is perfect with a salad Nicoise (close your eyes and you could be in St Raphael)"
4 Stars/ Best Buy - Cuisine Magazine January 2012 (NZ)

2011 Mud House Marlborough Pinot Grigio

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A true "kiwi" Pinot Grigio. Harvested early to retain the crisp citrus and apple flavours.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Pale straw
Nose: 
Fresh aromas of citrus and green apple with a touch of white peach.
Palate: 
Zesty flavours of lemons and granny smith apples fill the front palate. The lively acidity leads to a dry refreshing finish.
Serve: 
As chilled as possible.
Peak Drinking: 
This wine is best when it is young. Drink now-2013.
Suggested Food Match: 
Creamy salmon pasta with a fennel and orange salad.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
12%
Acidity: 
6.8
Residual Sugar: 
1g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
The fruit for this wine was sourced solely from the d'Avergne Vineyard whcih is situated in Marlborough's lower Wairau Valley on moderaterly fertile, free draining clay soils.
Vintage Conditions: 
Bud break was late September and was followed by a warm, frost free spring. Adequate rainfall and warm temperatures meant the shoots grew quickly and flowering was earlier than usual. After January, the season cooled and the grapes used for this wine was harvested on the 15th March.
Grape Variety: 
100% Pinot Gris
Maturation: 
The grapes were gently destemmed and pressed before cold settling. After racking, the juice was cool fermeted with a selection of cultured yeast. After fermentation the wine was cold settled and fined using natural methods before being prepared for bottling.
Accolades
83 Points/ 3.5 Stars. "As the name suggest, this is an Italian style Pinot Gris ideally suited to partner elegant dishes. It's restrained on the nose but showing citrus, floral and flinty notes. The palate is taut and racy with gentle fruit intensity and a lingering crsip finish. At its best now to 2014" Sam Kim, Wine orbit
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