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Mud House Estate 'The Home Block' Waipara Pinot Gris 2011

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Delicate aromas of pear, quince and spice with a hint of ginger. A highly textured wine. A delightfully oily mid palate and lingering fruit notes give way to perfectly structured minerality.

Mud House Estate The Home Block Pinot Gris 2011

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Straw.

NOSE

Delicate aromas of pear, quince and spice with a hint of ginger.

PALATE

A highly textured wine with a delightfully oily mid palate. Lingering fruit notes give way to perfectly structured minerality.

SERVE

Chilled.

PEAK DRINKING

2011 - 2014

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

Spicy duck with asian greens.

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

14.0%

ACIDITY

5.6 g/L

RESIDUAL SUGAR

4.2 g/L

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

This single vineyard wine was sourced solely from our Home Block Vineyard in the Waipara Valley. The Home Block’s gravelley soils lend minerality and elegant structure and enhance the rich and spicy characters of this wine.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

The bud break this year 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 was dry and cool. Through the growing season we had 230mm of rain and the hottest month was December with an average temperature of 18 degrees.

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Waipara Valley Pinot Gris

MATURATION

The Mud House Estate range is made with minimal intervention to be a true representation of the vintage and vineyard site. The grapes were picked at optimal ripeness and were hand harvested and whole bunch pressed. Only the free run juice was cold settled and racked a few days later. The fermentation was started with cultured yeast to add just the right amount of freshness and complexity. After fermentation the wine was matured for 3 months on yeast lees before being cold settled and racked. The wine was prepared for bottling using natural fining methods.

ACCOLADES

Pure Elite Gold - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2012
4 Stars “with hints of apple walnut and layers of texture really delicious”, Yvonne Lorkin
88 POINTS “Apple juice, bruised pear. Has some phenolic crunch and brittle acidity to make things interesting. Good fruit flavours. Delivers some personality and retains freshness and high drinkability” The Wine Front, Mike Bennie

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