Mud House - Hawkes Bay, Merlot 2012 - Medium Bodied



Mud House - Hawkes Bay, Merlot 2012
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At the Mud House, they craft wines using a combination of technology and traditional winemaking methods with the courage to do things their way. They nurture their vineyards throughout New Zealand so that our grapes reach optimum ripeness, ensuring varietal character and flavour.

Colour: Deep red.

Nose: Fruit characters of plums and bramble, with secondary notes of earth and leather. Hints of sweet spice, chocolate and toasty oak completes the aroma profile.

Palate: A medium bodied wine with a richness and weight typical of Merlot. The palate structure aims for softness of tannin and acidity which accentuates the weight and finish of this wine while showing flavours of plums, anise and mocha.

Comments: The winemaking focused on good varietal expression coupled with suppleness and hence drinkability.

Food Matching: New Zealand lamb shank. Serve at room temperature.

92% of the Hawkes Bay fruit was sourced from the Te Awa Vineyard on the Gimblett Gravels and Corner 50 Vineyard in the Ngatarawa sub-region. The remaining fruit was sourced from the Kimble Vineyard in Waipara.

Grape: 90% Merlot, 5% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc.

Category(s):     Red Wine

Producer: Mud House   -
ABV:   13%
Brand:   Mud House
Country of Origin:   New Zealand
Food Match:   Red Meats
Grape Type:   Merlot
Region:   Hawkes Bay
Vintage:   2012


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A wise gardener once said 'Grapes are the most noble and challenging of fruits'.
These are the words that run through the minds at Mud House as they call for the helicopters in the middle of a freezing Central Otago night or selectively prune every second bunch of grapes from their vines, to lift the quality of the remaining fruit.
Mud House people just love a challenge. Some of them have arrived in viticulture from the coal mines of the corporate world; others have followed their noses through the echelons of wine making. They're united in their determination to find every drop of potential in the grapes they work with.
Within the Mud House family you can discover three ranges. Hay Maker holds its own as a damn good quaffing wine; the Mud House label is a premium range of award winning wines; and Mud House Swan is their boutique reserve tier, offering small parcel, single vineyard estate wines that really stand out from the crowd.
With vineyards in Marlborough, Waipara and Central Otago, Mud House staked a claim on some of New Zealand's best wine land. They let the vines decide where the property ambitions should lie, so future purchases will always follow the dream of the ideal land to grow the perfect grape.
When you take a first sip of Mud House wine, we hope it brings a smile to your lips. No amount of pontificating about winemaking can say as much as that magical moment.

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