Mountford was another name new to me and after tasting these wines, I have to admit feeling some satisfaction in discovering that this is a bio-dynamic estate. Using Burgundian techniques, Mountford produces a very precise and fresh Chardonnay that layers gentle notes of barrel fermentation over crisp orchard fruit. It is subtle and fairly compelling. The Pinot Noirs here are not afraid of oak, so you better not be either. They ooze minerally, musky fruit that should develop compelling complexity with time. I know I want to find out.
434 Omihi Road, State Highway 1,
Waipara, RD3, Amberley 7483,
North Canterbury, New Zealand.
Phone 64 3 314 6199
Fax 64 3 314 6099