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Muddy Water Hares Breath Pinot Noir Waipara 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A nice flush of herbs greet the nose here. This is quite open and giving already, with herbal and medicinal notes adding complexity to the strawberry fruit. Bright and clear in the mouth with a lovely mineral core that lends good tension to the mouthfeel. This is well-balanced and nicely proportioned if a bit simple. 88pts

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Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Muddy Water:
Muddy Water is the dream of owners Michael and Jane East, who purchased the property in 1993. The first wines were produced in 1997. Our winemaker, Belinda Gould, is dedicated to the production of unique, hand-crafted wines. All canopy and crop management is done by hand with meticulous attention to detail. Each vine is treated as an individual, with the resulting balance reflected in the wine... Read more
Muddy Water is the dream of owners Michael and Jane East, who purchased the property in 1993. The first wines were produced in 1997. Our winemaker, Belinda Gould, is dedicated to the production of unique, hand-crafted wines. All canopy and crop management is done by hand with meticulous attention to detail. Each vine is treated as an individual, with the resulting balance reflected in the wines. The extra vineyard work we do gives us open vines and low crop levels. This in turn means minimal use of vineyard chemicals and results in more flavour. All the grapes are hand-sorted on our conveyor/sorting table which gently elevates the whole clusters to the press or destemmer. The white wines are carefully pressed as whole clusters to give minimal skin contact and clean unoxidised juice. The reds are destemmed using gravity and fermented in small open-top fermenters, the caps are managed by hand. Because the fruit is in near-perfect condition, the juice is fermented by the native yeasts from our vineyards and almost no winemaking additives are used. Our philosophy of the wines reflecting the vineyards means that in the cellar the wines are pumped and handled as little as possible and when we can we bottle without fining or filtration. In April 2002 we joined the New Zealand Screwcap Wine Seal Initiative and bottled our 2001 Chardonnay and Laborare using screwcap seals. This has been the biggest single quality step we have ever made at Muddy Water. Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Muddy Water Hares Breath Pinot Noir Waipara

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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12/09/2010

A nice flush of herbs greet the nose here. This is quite open and giving already, with herbal and medicinal notes adding complexity to the strawberry fruit. Bright and clear in the mouth with a lovely mineral core that lends good tension to the mouthfeel. This is well-balanced and nicely proportioned if a bit simple. 88pts




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