Mud House Pinot Noir 2018 (6 x 750mL), Central Otago, NZ.

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Overview

The South Island of New Zealand covers over 151,215km2 of rugged mountains, lakes, glaciers, ski fields and rivers.

As proud guardians of the land our iconic vineyards are located in some of New Zealand's defining wine regions: Marlborough, Central Otago and the Waipara Valley. Each location has been selected with care and foresight; and as a result we aim to interfere as little as possible once the grapes arrive in the hands of the winemakers. Each vintage we create a portfolio of pure, expressive, balanced, vibrant and honest wines.

The 2018 vintage started well with warm weather during flowering ensuring a well balanced crop. The following warm to hot summer meant for an early harvest for our Pinot Noir and it was a race to get the fruit off. The 2018 wines are approachable with a generous palate. OAK REGIME A portion of this wine was aged in French oak barriques, while the balance was matured in stainless steel to retain fruit character.

Region:
NZ - Central Otago
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

4 Stars – Raymond Chan

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Ruby red

Aroma

Aromas of ripe red and dark berry mingle with cherry aromas, supported by subtle spicy oak.

Palate

Juicy cherries lead into a smooth palate, delivering a long finish with fine tannins and balanced acidity.

Food Match

Rosemary rubbed butterflied lamb leg, slow roasted over the BBQ.

Will age beautifully over the next five years.

Vintage
2018
Region
NZ - Central Otago
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

Winery Profile

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Like many Kiwis, when he was younger Cleighten chose to travel to Europe during his gap year. Fuelled by a desire to see what was on the other side of the world; and an innate sense of adventure and fun, Cleighten certainly made the most of his time. He had the salubrious honour of playing cricket for the Bunbury Cricket Club – the world’s number one celebrity cricket team. He lays claim to sharing bats with the likes of British Prime Minister John Major, Jamaican cricketer Michael Holding and European footballer Gary Lineker as well as meeting the last remaining Bee Gee.

Having discovered the joys of travelling, it was only fitting that when he returned to New Zealand to his university studies, he chose a career which would ensure more travel in the future. Cleighten completed his Bachelor in viticulture and oenology at Lincoln University and again set off to the northern hemisphere to work vintages in France (Chambolle-Musigny), Germany (Rheingau) and Cyprus.Returning to his hometown of Marlborough, with world

class experience under his belt, Cleighten initially worked at Allan Scott as Winemaker, before joining the Mud House team in 2012.

After a decade of winemaking, Cleighten’s core focus remains unchanged, “to make the best wine possible!” He believes learning is the key, both experimentally and from others. Having a job where you only get one chance a year to perfect your art, means that winemaking remains challenging and a continual evolving process.

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