Mud House - South Island, Unwooded Chardonnay 2008-09New Zealand Wine
At the Mud House, they craft wines using a combination of technology and traditional winemaking methods with the courage to do things their way. Mud House nurture their vineyards throughout New Zealand so that our grapes reach optimum ripeness, ensuring varietal character and flavour.
Colour: Pale straw.
Nose: Refreshing aromas of ripe tropical melon and peach with a twist of citrus.
Palate: The impression of fruit sweetness from the bouquet follows through on the palate. This richness is a perfect foil for the vibrancy of the textural components of the wine.
Hawkes Bay enjoyed an excellent long warm summer with even ripening and great flavour development. The resulting fruit picked at peak physiological ripeness.
The fruit came from multiple sites throughout Hawkes Bay from the Gimblet Gravels Ngatarawa Triangle and Bay View.
After picking and pressing the individual parcels were tank fermented at warm temperatures. At the end of fermentation the wines were aged on the yeast lees for four months prior to blending and bottling.
Maturation: Aged on the yeast lees for four months.