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South Island

Mud House South Island Pinot Gris 2012

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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 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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