2019 Muddy Water Skin Ferment

Highly Rated
Muddy Water |Waipara |Gewurztraminer
An outstanding example of skin-contact wine from NZ. "Orange wine of depth, clarity and complexity. I really like this." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Sale price$32.00


As the first organically certified vineyard in the Canterbury region of New Zealand, this winery has always been ahead of the curve.

Here they are leading the charge of natural winemaking for the region and the country.

This is a blend of Riesling, Gewurtztraminer, Gruner Veltliner and St Laurent. Each of the varieties were fermented separately in a combination of clay amphora and open-topped fermenters, then finally blended for balance and complexity.

No additions, just organic grapes, fermented wild on their skins, then blended and bottled clean as a whistle.

With a great review from orange-wine-aficionado, Mike Bennie, this is terrific value for lovers of the amber wine style.

This year we wanted to add complexity through multiple varieties. We hand-picked Riesling, Gewurtztraminer, with a little Gruner Veltliner and St Laurent. Fermented separately, without any additions, in amphoras and open top fermenters on skins for one month before aging in old barrels. Bottled without any sulphur addition (some may be present). Certified Organic

95 Points - "Muddy Water has often been in front of the curve, however. A great producer from arguably my favourite region in NZ. Gewurz, riesling, saint laurent, gruner in the mix here.Very chewy, chalky, farmhouse-cider-esque orange wine of depth, clarity and complexity. I really like this. Mandarin, clove, dried citrus peel, bergamot all jostling. Seriously good and serious tannins, excellent length and generally just a very good expression of the style at a more considered and detailed end of the spectrum. Excellent." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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