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Muddy Water is an exciting new winery
which enjoyed its first vintage in 1996. It is positioned on the gently rolling slopes of the Waipara Valley. The climate is typified by hot dry summers and long sunny autumns leading to the production of intensely flavored ripe grapes. Several soil types are found in the area- Muddy Water has loam over calcarious clay on limestone
The hot summer of 1999 demanded careful viticulture practices to protect and nurture the fickle prince of grapes.
Three individual pickings spread over a week at varying levels of ripeness, ensured a complex flavor profile to the wine ranging from raspberry to plum. The wine was fermented in open vats and aged in French oak barriques with the use of 25% new oak. The resultant wine
is stunning with both power and finesse. The tannin structure is soft
and approachable allowing the wine to be consumed immediately yet with cellaring it is expected to produce the added complexity of the forest floor.
Muddy Water is an exciting new winery, which enjoyed its first vintage in 1996. It is positioned on the gently rolling slopes of the Waipara Valley.Waipara has recently been granted separate appellation status by the New Zealand Wine Institute because of its very special mesoclimate.The climate is typified by hot dry summers and long sunny autumns leading to the production of...Read More About Muddy Water
(wie-PAHR-ah) About an hour north of Christchurch, the region of Waipara is a more recent development in the already short wine history of New Zealand. Between the city of Christchurch and Marlborough, Waipara claims a similar climate to Marlborough due to the mountainous protection from easterly winds. Notable Facts Most vines are on hillsides and face north, getting as much sun...Read More About Waipara Valley
Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr)
Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in
the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because
it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal.
Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...Read More About Pinot Noir
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