Mud House Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Pale lemon color. Lifted aromatic nose of snow pea, nettles and guava. The front palate fill with fresh melon, citrus and grapefruit flavors. The crisp grapefruit like acidity extends the palate to a long mouth-watering finish.
Pair with Vietnamese seafood spring rolls. with fresh coriander, lime and crunchy vegetables.
It began as an adventure. The Mud House founders were a courageous couple who set sail to travel the world, only to arrive in Marlborough and fall in love with the place. After preparing the land and planting vines, they used the local earth to build their home - a mud house. That home became the brand.
Twenty years on, Mud House remains as in touch with the land as the name suggests.
The soils and climate on New Zealand’s rugged and breathtakingly beautiful South Island give Mud House wines their iconic New World intensity. The winemakers nurture those expressive flavors with skill and patience, taking the time to craft wines they are proud of.
Mud House makes consistently beautiful, sustainably-produced, award-winning wines for people who are curious about new experiences and who embrace fresh ideas. Celebrate your taste for adventure.
An icon and leading region of New Zealand's distinctive style of Sauvignon blanc, Marlborough has a unique terroir, making it ideal for high quality grape production (of many varieties). Despite some common generalizations, which could be fairly justified given that Marlborough is responsible for 90% of New Zealand's Sauvignon blanc production, the wines from this region are actually anything but homogenous. At the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, the vineyards of Marlborough benefit from well-draining, stony soils, a dry, sunny climate and wide temperature fluctuations between day and night, a phenomenon that supports a perfect balance between berry ripeness and acidity.
The region’s king variety, Sauvignon blanc, is beloved for its pungent, aromatic character with notes of exotic tropical fruit, freshly cut grass and green bell pepper along with a refreshing streak of stony minerality. These wines are made in a wide range of styles, and winemakers take advantage of various clones, vineyard sites, fermentation styles, lees-stirring and aging regimens to differentiate their bottlings, one from one another.
Capable of a vast array of styles, Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp, refreshing variety that equally reflects both terroir and varietal character. Though it can vary depending on where it is grown, a couple of commonalities always exist—namely, zesty acidity and intense aromatics. This variety is of French provenance. Somm Secret—Along with Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc is a proud parent of Cabernet Sauvignon. That green bell pepper aroma that all three varieties share is no coincidence—it comes from a high concentration of pyrazines (herbaceous aromatic compounds) inherent to each member of the family.