MUD HOUSE - Central Otago Swan Reserve Pinot Noir 2008New Zealand Wine
Colour: Deep Plum Red.
Nose: A lifted nose of dark cherry, raspberry and mocha with hints of crushed herb and clove.
Palate: A bold but elegant wine. The front palate shows ripe rich fruit which integrates seamlessly with the subtle tannins. The wine finishes with amazing length and shows a delicate hint of french oak.
Suggested Foon matching: Venison shanks with potato puree.
Serve at room temperature.
Harvest in their Bendigo vineyard commenced with perfect conditions. The grapes were hand picked between 27th March and 5th April. At the winery, the clusters were gently de-stemed into open fermenters. After a five day cold soak the must was allowed to warm and commence fermentation un-inoculated. The fermenting must was hand plunged 2-3 times a day to extract the colour, flavour and tannin structure. After fermentation the must was pressed into a mix of new and used French oak barrels.
A single vineyard wine, the fruit was sourced from Mud House's Bendigo Vineyard in Central Otago.
Long warm summer with cool nights, perfect ripening conditions.
This wine was matured in 100% French oak barrels. 25% of which were new and the remainder were a mix of older oak.