Mud House Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015
A deep ruby red colour, with aromas of red cherry, dried herbs, scented oak and vibrant spice.
Smooth on the palate with dark cherry and bramble flavours delivering a long finish with fine tannins and balanced acidity.
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After a warm, early start to the season, an unusually cold November saw snow fall on the mountains putting mother nature on hold for a while. Thankfully, a warm December through to February followed, which allowed the vines to catch up. The drier than usual season was characterised by a short and sweet harvest which produced delightful ripeness and bright aromatics.
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. Winery Notes.
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