Mud House Central Otago NZ Pinot Noir 2018
“Fruity pinot noir, with juicy plum and succulent cherry flavours plus a suggestion of spice and anise. A smooth textured and appealing wine that's easy to love. Offers value at this price” Bob Campbell
Smooth on the palate with dark cherry and bramble flavours delivering a long finish with fine tannins and balanced acidity. Aromas of red cherry, dried herbs, scented oak and vibrant spice.
Serve with Slow roasted duck breast with lentil and apricot chutney sauce.
The grapes were gently de-stemmed, allowing whole berries to remain intact. After a week long cold soak, each parcel was fermented separately, with a combination of wild and cultured yeast. The batches were hand plunged to extract the vibrant colour, flavour and delicate tannin structure. Parcel’s were 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.
A portion of this wine was aged in French oak barriques, while the balance was matured in stainless steel to retain fruit character.
92 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating