Mud House South Island Pinot Gris 2012
A textural wine with ripe pear, quince and sweet spice aromas. The front palate is full and juicy and finishes with fresh acidity and a touch of fruit sweetness.
<p>Ripe pear, quince and sweet spice.</p>
<p>A highly textual wine with a full and juicy front palate. It finishes with fresh acidity and a touch of fruit sweetness.</p>
Now - 2015
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50% of this wine was sourced from our Estate vineyards in the Waipara Valley, with the remaining fruit sourced from selected growers in Marlborough and Nelson.
<p>The grape growing season throughout the South Island 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 by the start of April we were seriously worried about reaching the ripeness required. But Mother Nature was on our side 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 to full ripeness and flavour. We didnt harvest until well into May - almost one month later than usual. This long season has produced some intensely flavoured and concentrated Pinot Gris.</p>
<p>Once harvested the grapes were transported to the winery, gently pressed and settled in tank. The warm fermentation was started with a handful of selected yeast strains. After the completion of ferment the wine was left to mature on full yeast lees for up to three months to enhance structure and mouth feel. After blending, the wine was fined using natural methods and prepared for bottling.</p>