2020 Muddy Water Skin Ferment

Muddy Water |Waipara |Gewurztraminer
An outstanding example of skin-contact wine from NZ, an organic field blend of aromatic varieties.
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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 dominantly a blend of Riesling and Gewurztraminer, with some Gruner Veltliner, Chardonnay and St Laurent included. All fermented together, with some whole bunch, and then 21 days on skins.

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

This co-ferment is made of fruit grown on our lower back block vineyard in Omihi with 48% Riesling, 46 % Gewurztraminer, 2 % Gruner Veltliner, 2% St Laurent and 2 % Chardonnay, all grown organically. The fruit was intensely managed, bunch thinned, and shoot positioned for fruit spacing and leaf plucked to allow sunlight and air into the canopy. Bunches were small, intensely flavoured, pure and were hand-picked to retain ultimate freshness and allow whole bunch ferment.

With four separate small vats we fermented these varieties together with 50% as whole bunches. Skins were treated very carefully with only light hand plunges once per day. After 21 days on skins we gently pressed the young wine to old oak barriques for maturation and natural MLF over the following six months. Estate bottled without added sulphur or fining.

94 Points - "Such zip, perfume and freshness. Tangerine, plenty of spice, including jalapeños, a little brittle toffee. So bright, firm chewy sandy tannin, a subtle white balsamic tang, but really so clean and vital, with excellent length. This is outright delicious and so compelling. Bravo. I love it!" - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Customer Reviews

5.0
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
Based on 3 reviews
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3 reviews
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    Fletcher
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    2 years ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Drink Up

    Best fridge red of 2021... YUM

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    Steph
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    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Amazing complex skin contact

    Amazing complex skin fermented blend. Done in an old world amphora style to bring you a more texture focused orange wine, the likes of Radikon

  • H
    Hay
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    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Excellent

    Super savoury and delicious.

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