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Central Otago

Waipara Hills Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

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Dark brooding aromas of cherry, chocolate and spice. Elegantly structured with generous fruit flavours on the palate. A rich young wine with complex fruit and enticing earthy characters, that is generous as a young wine and will also reward futher cellaring.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Purple and garnet
Nose: 
Rich dark cherry, chocolate and dried spice. A big brooding nose with a layer of complexity.
Palate: 
Generous and sweet fruits on the front of the palate, tightening up nicely by an elegant structure of fruit and French oak tannin.
Serve: 
At room temperature in a generous glass.
Suggested Food Match: 
Wild game, roasted mushrooms or seared beef fillet.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.8%
Acidity: 
6.08 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
0.27 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
97% Claim 431 Vineyard, Central Otago 3% Woolshed Vineyard, Marlborough
Vintage Conditions: 
The early season frost caused some concern but thankfully little damage. It was a warm yet not overly hot summer in Central Otago, with slightly above average rainfull which allowed ripeness to proceed at a sedate pace creating decent canopy. The condition of the fruit was fantastic, great colours and really elegant tannins.
Grape Variety: 
100% Pinot Noir
Maturation: 
Stainless steel tank and barrell fermented

Waipara Hills Central Otago Pinot Noir 2012

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Sourced from The Claim 431 Vineyard in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago, this Pinot Noir has bright cherry, black doris plum and wild fruit flavours on the nose and palate. Complemented with spicy oak and a touch of earth, this is a generous wine balanced with firm tannins and soft acidity. Serve at room temperature with lamb, wild game of seared steak.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Ruby red
Nose: 
Brambly fruits, dark cherry, five spice and a hint of smoke.
Palate: 
Firm yet generous, this wine has rich dark fruits balanced nicely with firm tannins and soft acidity
Serve: 
At room temperature in a generous glass
Suggested Food Match: 
Lamb, wild game or steak
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
14.0%
Acidity: 
6.14 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
1 g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
97% Claim 431 Vineyard, Bendigo, Central Otago 3% Woolshed Vineyard, Upper Wairau, Marlborough
Vintage Conditions: 
Central Otago had the best growing season compared to the rest of New Zealand, with warm stable weather from late Spring through until after harvest.
Grape Variety: 
100% Pinot Noir
Maturation: 
Stainless Steel tank and barrel fermentation.

Mud House ESTATE Claim 431 Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2012

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Rich dark plum and brooding spice aromatics on the nose. Fine and silky fruit tannins are interwoven with complex French oak nuances, displaying a textural palate of succulence and purity. This vibrant Pinot Noir is classsic Bendigo. This wine is dedicated to Duncan Cramp who established Claim 431 vineyard in 2003 with his wife Janie - it reflects Duncan's on going passion and commitment to the land he calls home.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of 4 cases of this wine can be purchased per customer

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Dark ruby red
Nose: 
<p>A complex nose of dark plums, mocha spice and sweet oak.</p>
Palate: 
<p>A generous palate of a dark autumn fruits, perfectly interwoven with a spicy textured tannins. This full bodied vibrant Pinot Noir finishes with classic Central Otago acidity.</p>
Serve: 
<p>Room temperature</p>
Peak Drinking: 
Drinking wonderfully now, but willl continue to develop for 5-8 years.
Suggested Food Match: 
<p>Seared NZ Venison</p>
A maximum order of 4 is allowed.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
14.3%
Acidity: 
6.0 g/L
Residual Sugar: 
<1g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 

This wine was solely sourced from our Claim 431 Vineyard in Central Otago. The vineyard's free draining loam soils over schist gravel makes it a natural home for growing outstanding Pinot Noir. The huge diurnal temperature adds to the structure and increases concentration in the fruit.

Vintage Conditions: 
<p>Central Otago was blessed with a top growing season in 2012, after a challenging vintage the year prior. Although the season got off to a slow start with a few early spring frosts, the Bendigo basin basked in intense summer sun over December and January. There was little disease pressure so the fruit reached optimum ripeness with ease - a dream run.</p>
Grape Variety: 
<p>100% Pinot Noir</p>
Maturation: 
<p>The Mud House Estate range is made with minimal intervention to be a true representation of the vintage and vineyard site. The grapes were hand harvested when they reached optimal ripeness then gently destemmed. After a week long cold soak, each parcel was fermented using indigenous yeast and hand plunged to extract the vibrant colour, flavour and delicate tannin structure. The wine was then seperately pressed into a mix of new and old French oak barrels to mature for 12 months. Malolactic fermentation was delayed until the beginning of spring, when we selected the best barrels for the blending and bottling of this wine.</p>
Accolades
<p>GOLD - New Zealand International Wine Show 2013</p>
<p>GOLD - International Wine Challenge 2014 [IWC]</p>
<p>TROPHY - New Zealand Pinot Noir - International Wine Challenge 2014 [IWC]</p>
<p>TROPHY - Central Otago Pinot Noir - International Wine Challenge 2014 [IWC]</p>
<p>PURE GOLD - 2013 Air New Zealand Wine Awards</p>
<p>5 STARS - Michael Coopers Buyers Guide</p>

Mud House Estate 'Golden Terraces' Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011

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This single vineyard wine was sourced from the very best parcels of our vineyard in Central Otago. The vineyards free draining loam soils over schist gravel makes it a natural home to grow outstanding Pinot Noir.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Garnet red
Nose: 
Alluring aromas of fruits of the forrest, sweet toasty oak and dried herb.
Palate: 
A wine of structure and finesse. The front palate melds together the berry fruits and oaky spice flavours while the fine acidity and lingering notes of dried herb add length and elegant structure.
Serve: 
Room temperature
Peak Drinking: 
Drinking wonderfully now but will develop nicely for 5-8 years.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
14.0%
Acidity: 
5.9g/L
Residual Sugar: 
0.6g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
This single vineyard wine was soley sourced from our vineyard in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago. The vineyard's free draining loam soils over schist gravel makes it a natural home for outstanding Pinot Noir. The huge diurnal temperatures also adds structure and increases concentration.
Vintage Conditions: 
2011 was a mixed season in Central Otago. It started with an unusually warm November and December which made it feel like we were heading for an early harvest. However, a much cooler December followed which was great as it slowed the ripening. Unfortunatley the cooler unsettled weather also brought some intermittent rain which gave us higher disease pressure than usual. By harvest Mother Nature was back on our side with a clam and settled Autumn. A more challenging season but expertly managed by our vineyard team to produce wines of full flavour and structure.
Grape Variety: 
100% Central Otago Pinot Noir
Maturation: 
100% French Oak Barriques - 30% new, 12 months total in oak
Accolades
Gold - Selections Mondiales Des Vins (Canada) 2013
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards (UK) 2013
Silver - IWSC The International Wine & Spirit Competition (UK) 2012
Bronze - Korea Wine Challenge 2013

Waipara Hills Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011

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Sourced from our Golden Terraces Vineyard in the Bendigo sub region of Central Otago this Pinot Noir has aromas of brambly fruits, dark cherry, five spice and a hint of smoke. Rich dark fruits on the palate are balanced nicely with firm tannins and soft acidity.
Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Ruby red.
Nose: 
Brambly fruits, dark cherry, five spice and a hint of smoke.
Palate: 
Firm yet generous, this wine has rich dark fruits balanced nicely with firm tannins and soft acidity.
Serve: 
At room temperature.<
Suggested Food Match: 
Roast Lamb.
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
14.0%
Acidity: 
5.5
Residual Sugar: 
2.1g/L
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
Sourced from the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago.
Vintage Conditions: 
The cooler season produced plenty of challenges for our vineyard team in Central, but produced elegant wines with fine tannins.
Grape Variety: 
100% Pinot Noir
Maturation: 
The fruit was harvested over a 2 week period, brought into the winery and gently destemmed into the fermenter to start their cold soak. Ferment was 7-10 days, then the parcels were pressed, settled and then run to tanks and barrels. Mainly tank matured. About 22% was matured in French barrels and the remainder was in stainless steel tanks for a total of 10 months.

Waipara Hills Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010

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Leading on from the 2009, the 2010 once again has a lovely complexity of fruit and savoury characters. If allowed it can really open up in the glass and years.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Dark purple/garnet
Nose: 
A wonderfully rich and, in some ways, rustic palate of earth, chocolate, spice and dark cherry aromas.
Palate: 
The nose follows into the palate with dark cherry and earthy, chocolate notes, then the firm tannins pull the flavours together and leave the palate crisp and awaiting the next sip.
Serve: 
At about 15oC, or just below room temperature.
Peak Drinking: 
2012-2017
Suggested Food Match: 
Classic coq au vin
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
13.5%
Acidity: 
5.65 g/l
Residual Sugar: 
0.5 g/l
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
The fruit for this wine came from our Golden Terraces Vineyard in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago.
Vintage Conditions: 
2010 was a solid year in Central, with some heat periods but mainly stable temperatures and low to moderate rainfall.
Grape Variety: 
100% Pinot Noir
Maturation: 
Aged in French oak barrels ~30% new for 8 months

Waipara Hills Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009

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Dense, dark fruit with elements of dried nutmeg aromas combine with a rich and lingering palate of cherry and bitter-sweet chocolate. A wine to follow as it evolves and develops over the next 10 years.

Tasting Notes
Colour: 
Red/purple.
Nose: 
Blackberries, plums and dried spice. Rife with dark fruits, complemented with savoury spice from the French Oak.
Palate: 
At first the fruit covers the mouth and tongue with wild berry and dark cherry flavours, then things move to dark chocolate, kirsch and liquorice before being tightened up wonderfully by the tight, firm tannins which should reward careful cellaring.
Serve: 
Serve at room temperature in generous glassware and allow to breathe.
Peak Drinking: 
2012-2015
Wine Analysis
Alc Vol: 
14.0%
Acidity: 
6 g/l
Residual Sugar: 
1.1 g/l
Wine Background
Vineyard Region: 
All the fruit for this wine was sourced from our vineyard in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago.
Vintage Conditions: 
Slightly cooler summer temperatures meant a later harvest, but also produced lovely lifted aromatics and good concentration.
Grape Variety: 
100% Pinot Noir
Maturation: 
Wild fermented, 4 weeks on skins, spring MLF, summer racking. Aged in a French Oak Barriques, ~30% new for 10 months.
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