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Muddy Water Chardonnay 2015

Muddy Water don’t do heavy-handed buttery Chardonnay. Instead they favour a more classic Burgundy-style approach of producing a brighter, crisper Chardonnay revealing the soil character. Typically the Muddy Water Chardonnays show citrus and stone-fruit notes underpinned by a mineral streak imbued by the limestone.

Hand picking only the ripest bunches the rows are picked individually in small lots to give a range of flavours to be blended together in the winery. The fruit is whole bunch pressed before settling overnight and transferring to French oak barrels. No additives are used, and the wine is bottled without fining.

Lemon in colour with flecks of gold. Concentrated complexity on the nose with barbequed corn husk, white peach and bran. Palate is precise with exotic spice balanced with fruit and a lengthy mineral spine.

 

Wine File
Producer:
Muddy Water
Country:
New Zealand
Region:
Canterbury
Sub Region:
Waipara Valley
Style:
White Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Chardonnay
Bottle Size:
75cl
Alcohol:
14.0%
Closure:
Screw Cap
Vegan:
Yes
Organic:
Yes
Biodynamic:
Yes
Contains Sulphites:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
10.5
£24.50
Purchase Format
A15MUDDYCHARD-1

The Producer Muddy Water Wine | Waipara, New Zealand

Muddy Water Wines: Waipara, New Zealand

Muddy Water is one of Waipara’s finest estates dedicated to the production of unique, hand-crafted wines. The Muddy Water name is a literal translation of the regional name of Waipara (‘Wai’ meaning Water, ‘para’ meaning Mud). Michael East,...

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The Region Canterbury | New Zealand

The Canterbury region in New Zealand's South Island consists of two major wine areas; the plains (including Banks Peninsula) around the city of Christchurch, and the more recently developed valley area of Waipara, an hour's drive north of Christchurch. While grapes were first planted in Akaroa in...

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The Primary Grape Chardonnay

Organic vines in vineyard with crop cover

Chardonnay takes its name from a village in the Mâconnais, but has expanded widely from its Burgundian roots and is now planted around the world. The...

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