Pretty ‘natty’ and ‘non-classic’ in style, but I really like it.
About The Wine
SANS, of course, means 'without', in that the wine went without any additions at all, including no sulphur added at all. From a single vineyard, certified organic, in the Omihi Hills of Waipara.
A pretty rare example of a natural wine having so much classical vinous character, it's a deep, spicy Pinot with a velvet palate and a long finish.
It's cloudy and unfiltered, so it looks a little wilder than it actually is... A great example of real hands-off winemaking!
About Muddy Water
Muddy Water was the first certified organic winery in Waipara, just to the north of Christchurch. It's name is a direct translation of Waipara.
Founded back in 1993, it lies in the scenic beauty of the Teviotdale Hills in the Waipara Valley, covering 12 hectares of vines, and a small olive grove. The Thomas family have run the estate since 2011, with a major focus on organics, biodiversity and sustainable practice.
On the wine side.. they release tremendous Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and a rare Pinotage from NZ.