Mud House Central Otago Pinot Noir (750ml)
Once a gold mining region, Bendigo is framed by ancient, dry hills and fanned by westerly winds. The soils have been formed from glaciers grinding up the schist rocks to smaller gravels and finer particles. These soils are rich in minerals, free draining and low in vigour so careful use of irrigation is required to maintain vine health. The climate is the most continental in New Zealand with cold winters (making great skiing in nearby Wanaka) and hot dry summers. Rainfall is low with average of 450mm’s per annum and in peak summer temperatures can exceed 35 degrees Celsius, however the much cooler nights maintain acidity and vitality in the wines.
Planted: 2006 | Soils: Free draining sandy loam over schist alluvium gravel known as Molyneux Soils. | Variety: Pinot Noir | Vineyard Size: 250ha | Elevation: 250m | Average Rainfall: 450ml
Ruby red. Aromas of ripe red and dark berry mingle with cherry aromas, supported by subtle spicy oak. Juicy cherries lead into a smooth palate, delivering a long finish with fine tannins and balanced acidity. A portion of this wine was aged in French oak barriques, while the balance was matured in stainless steel to retain fruit character.