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Mud House Estate 'The Woolshed' Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

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This wine was sourced from the Woolshed Block of the Mud House Woolshed Vineyard in Marlborough's upper Wairau Valley. The sheltered site is nestled into the Delta Hills. The area's unique clay soil profile gives this wine its complexity and depth of character.

Mud House Estate 'The Woolshed' Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Pale straw

NOSE

Lively aromas of passionfruit pith and nettles

PALATE

An elegant but generous wine. The palate bursts with classic passionfruit, guava and green capsicum flavours. The finish is long with lingering fruit weight and lively acidity.

SERVE

Chilled

PEAK DRINKING

2011-2013

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

Thai crab and citrus salad

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

13.5%

ACIDITY

7.8g/L

RESIDUAL SUGAR

5g/L

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

This wine was sourced from the Woolshed Block of the Mud House Woolshed Vineyard in the upper Wairau Valley of Marlborough. THis sheltered site is nestled into the Delta Hills. The area's unique clay soil profile gives this wine its complexity and depth of character.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

Vintage conditions in Marlborough was blessed with another exceptional year in 2011, especially for Sauvignon Blanc. 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 normal. After January the season cooled which allowed for an extended ripening period.

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

MATURATION

100% stainless steel fermentation and maturation

ACCOLADES

Pure Gold - Bragato Wine Awards (NZ) 2012
Gold - New World Wine Awards (NZ) 2012
Silver - Selections Mondiales Des Vins (Canada) 2013

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