Mud House Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010
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.
Deep red fruit notes with a hint of spice
Generous flavours of cherry and currant combine with subtle oak. The silky dry tannins lead to a generous fruitful finish
Cool room temperature
2011 – 2016
SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH
Braised pork belly with grilled figs
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.
Central Otago saw a very dry November which lead to late flowering with naturally lighter crops. 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.
A portion of this wine was matured in French oak barrels, with the remainder in tank to retain fruit purity.