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Mud House Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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Pure aromas of passion fruit, snow pea and fresh citrus. These concentrated flavours fill the front palate and juicy acidity provides freshness and length.

Mud House Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Pale Straw

NOSE

<p>Pure aromas of passion fruit, snow pea and fresh citrus.</p>

PALATE

<p>The concentrated tropical and fresh snow pea flavours fill the front palate. Juicy grapefruit acidity give the wine its lovely freshness and length.</p>

SERVE

<p>Chilled.</p>

PEAK DRINKING

Now - 2014

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

<p>Salmon Cakes</p>

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

13.0%

ACIDITY

8.0 g/L

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.2 g/L

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

The majority of the fruit for this wine was sourced from the Mud House vineyard in the upper Wairau Valley. The remainder is from carefully selected grower vineyards in the Awatere, Ure and Wairau Valleys.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

<p>The grape growing season in Marlborough started with some rather cool and unsettled weather during flowering which resulted in low crops across all varieties. The cool weather continued through summer and although we can’t say it warmed up too much, the weather stayed settled with very little rain pressure and we were able to hang out our grapes until they reached full ripeness and flavour. We didn’t harvest until well into May— almost one month later than usual. This long season produced some intensely flavoured and concentrated wines.</p>

GRAPE VARIETY

<p>100% Sauvignon Blanc</p>

MATURATION

<p>After harvesting in the cool of the night, the grapes were transported to the winery and gently crushed and pressed. The grapes were kept cool and protected by oxidation. After cold settling, each batch was cool fermented in stainless steel using a variety of cultured yeasts to add complexity to the blend and to retain the fresh fruit characteristics. The cool fermentation lasted approximately 2 weeks and the wine was chilled and racked off yeast lees shortly after. The wine was blended after the completion of fermentation, then carefully balanced and prepared for bottling.</p>

ACCOLADES

<p>PURE ELITE GOLD - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2012</p>
<p>GOLD - Finland Wine of the Year 2013</p>
<p>GOLD - Korea Wine Challenge 2013</p>
<p>SILVER - New Zealand International Wine Show 2012</p>
<p>SILVER - International Aromatic Wine Competition 2012</p>
<p>BRONZE - International Wine Challenge (IWC) 2013</p>
<p>Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards (UK) 2013</p>

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