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Muddy Water Riesling Waipara James Hardwick 2008

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Very perfumed and minerally nose showing honeydew, apple blossom and lime zest characters. Vibrant balanced acidity on the palate with a lovely richness. Some spice and tropical fruit characters on the finish. Perfect for drinking any time, anywhere. Serving Suggestions: For the Winter, Thai green chicken, the natural sweetness will soften the heat of the curry. For the Summer, Seared Salmon fillet with beurre blanc. The light butter and lemon sauce which surrounds the dish works beautifully with this well structured wine. For the Spring, Trout fillet with black pepper and lemon oil. The natural acid in this wine gives length on the palate, and entices the flavours of the pepper and lemon oil. It’s an absolute delight!

Region: Canterbury » Waipara

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Winery: Muddy Water  
Color: White
Varietal: Riesling
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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

Editorial Reviews for Muddy Water Riesling Waipara James Hardwick

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,015
4.00 5
12/09/2010

Sweet and simple on the nose, with notes of peach and lime accented by light mineral water tones. Moderately sweet in the mouth with lots of peach and apricot flavors and a hint of tangerine. The acid is up to the job of holding this together and actually offers nice tension in the mouth and on the moderately long finish. 89pts



Very perfumed and minerally nose showing honeydew, apple blossom and lime zest characters. Vibrant balanced acidity on the palate with a lovely richness. Some spice and tropical fruit characters on the finish. Perfect for drinking any time, anywhere. Serving Suggestions: For the Winter, Thai green chicken, the natural sweetness will soften the heat of the curry. For the Summer, Seared Salmon fillet with beurre blanc. The light butter and lemon sauce which surrounds the dish works beautifully with this well structured wine. For the Spring, Trout fillet with black pepper and lemon oil. The natural acid in this wine gives length on the palate, and entices the flavours of the pepper and lemon oil. It’s an absolute delight!

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