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Mud House Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010

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Harvest commenced 6th April in our Bendigo vineyard. The grapes were gently destemmed, allowing whole berries to remain intact. After a cold soak, each parcel was fermented separately, with a combination of wild and cultured yeast. Each batch was hand plunged to extract the vibrant colour, flavour and delicate tannin structure. Each parcel was then pressed separately to a mix of new and used French oak barrels or remained in tank. In the spring after completing malolactic fermentation, each parcel and tank was tasted and blended.

MUD HOUSE CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR 2010

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Garnet Red

NOSE

Deep red fruit notes with a hint of spice

PALATE

Generous flavours of cherry and currant combine with subtle oak. The silky dry tannins lead to a generous fruitful finish

SERVE

Cool room temperature

PEAK DRINKING

2011 – 2016

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

Braised pork belly with grilled figs

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

13.5%

ACIDITY

5.7g/l

RESIDUAL SUGAR

<2g/l

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

This single vineyard wine was solely 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 to the structure and increases concentration.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

Central Otago saw a very dry November which lead to late flowering with naturally lighter crops.&nbsp; Summer started slowly but we experienced a warm February which saw 8 days of 30+ temps in our Bendigo vineyard. After the a few frosts and a touch of rain, harvest commenced on the 6th April- about average for the Bendigo region. The cool start maintained lovely structure and acidity and the warm finish to the season gave us exceptional fruit concentration. A stellar season.

GRAPE VARIETY

Pinot Noir

MATURATION

A portion of this wine was matured in French oak barrels, with the remainder in tank to retain fruit purity.

ACCOLADES

93 Points/ 5 Stars, Australia Gourmet Traveller Wine, January 2012. “Supple, succulent pinot noir with sweet cherry, plum and a hint of spice. Very appealing if lacking a little complexity. Balanced and long – a real crowd pleaser. A seductive wine that offers great value at this price.”
"Its soft, silky, smooth fruity upfront style comes from the use of just a smidgeon of oak– 10% - rather than the whopping amounts in so many red wines today. Talk about brave winemaking – and successful winemaking. This is absolutely outstanding, in terms of style, winemaking and value for money.” Joelle Thomson
3 Stars, Winestate Magazine (Australia) December 2011 - "Quite a perfumed bouquet and a sweet, generous palate with upfront varietal fruit"
Silver - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards (NZ) 2012
92/100 "Quality pinot featuring dark red fruit with a hint of spice on the nose. Cherry and black currant flavours with a dash of subtle oak" Peter Chapman
"This won an elite gold medal at the 2011 Air New Zealand Wine Awards and is so smooth and silky because the winemakers just used a smidgeon of oak - 10 per cent - rather than the whopping amounts in so many reds. This is a brave step in the right direction for New Zealand pinot noir. Bravo." Joelle Tomson
“This is one of those wines that you’ll find slides down pretty quickly. It’s from central Otago in New Zealand and while it’s just downright easy to drink, it’s certainly not a “simple” wine. It has enticing floral and spice, nose, and a core of cherry and plum flavours with trademark pinot softness on the tongue. Oak is barely noticeable. For pinot, which can be expensive, this is good value. It only it didn’t disappear so quickly.” Rick Allen
Bronze - Wine & Spirits Asia Wine Competition, Sinapore 2012
87 Points/ Very Good, Strong Receommendation - Ultimate Wine Challenge (USA) 2012
Gold Medal - Selections Mondiales Des Vins Canada

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