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Muddy Water James Hardwick Riesling 2015

The Muddy Water James Hardwick Riesling takes its name after family friend James Hardwick, whose passion for Riesling inspired the original owners to create a high quality Riesling in a contemporary Alsace style. The vines are from cuttings from the first Riesling ever planted in Waipara: the renowned Corbetts Block, source of the famous Corbans Amberley Riesling cult wine of the 1980s.

The grapes are hand-pick in the early mornings of late autumn when the days are dry and nights are cool. Only bunches with perfect ripeness are selected which are then slowly pressed, as whole bunches, for purity of flavour. Wild fermentation without the intervention of commercial yeasts or nutrients is used and the process is stopped when there's just enough sweetness present without being cloying.

The James Hardwick Riesling is yellow-gold in colour. Rich and inviting on the nose with peach and rock-melon fruits flowing through to an expanse of elderflower, wild fennel and cloves. Similar flow through the palate with nectarine, preserved lemon, baking spices and the smoke of Manuka wood. Beautiful intensity, length and generously layered.

 

Wine File
Producer:
Muddy Water
Country:
New Zealand
Region:
Canterbury
Sub Region:
Waipara Valley
Style:
White Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Riesling
Bottle Size:
75cl
Alcohol:
13.0%
Closure:
Screw Cap
Vegan:
Yes
Organic:
Yes
Biodynamic:
Yes
Contains Sulphites:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
9.75
£17.95

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