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Mud House Estate The Mound Vineyard Waipara Valley Riesling 2011

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A pure, focussed style of riesling. A delicate but lively wine. 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 cool fermentation was started with cultured yeast to add just the right amount of freshness and complexity. After fermentation the wines were again cold settled and racked shortly after. The wine was prepared for bottling using natural fining methods.

Mud House Estate The Mound Vineyard Waipara Valley Riesling 2011

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Pale straw.

NOSE

Enticing notes of lime, elderflower and nectarine.

PALATE

The front palate shows bright citrus notes which give way to plump flavours of nectarine and honey. The touch of minerality on the finish ties together the lime juice acidity and slight sweetness.

SERVE

Chilled

PEAK DRINKING

Drinking wonderfully now but will develop nicely for 3-5 years.

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

Seared tuna and a crispy noodle salad.

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

12.5%

ACIDITY

7.6 g/L

RESIDUAL SUGAR

20.0 g/L

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

This single vineyard wine is solely sourced from Mud House's The Mound Vineyard in the Waipara Valley. The gravelly soils and Waipara's long slow autumn ripening period, creat perfect conditions for growing riesling.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

The bud break this year was late September, early October, and was followed by a settled and warm spring without any frost setbacks. 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 were dry and cool. Through the growing season we had 230mm of rain, the hottest month being December with an average temperature of 18 degrees.

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Riesling

MATURATION

100% stainless steel fermentation

ACCOLADES

Silver - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards (NZ) 2012
Bronze (Salmon Class) - Canterbury Wine Awards (NZ) 2012
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards (UK) 2012
Commended - International Wine Challenge (UK) 2012
Bronze - International Cool Climate Competition, Australia 2012

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