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Muddy Water Slowhand Pinot Noir 2012

The Slowhand block was the first to be planted to vine at Muddy Water and embodies the founding ethos of the estate: that the vines be carefully and meticulously tended by ‘slow hands’. The limestone-laced clay soil is conducive to making great Pinot Noir and is slightly denser on this block, restricting vine vigour and lengthening ripening time to develop distinct structure and texture. Because the block is on flatter ground the drainage is not as good and the vines get less sun than the hillside blocks – so Slowhand is only made in years when the weather is suitably dry and sunny to ensure a perfect crop.

Muddy Water Slowhand Pinot Noir is an iron fist in a velvet glove; it delivers great power yet is seamless and smooth. The late-ripening fruit is full of heady plum and blueberry characters, and the textural and length elements are exemplary – the feel of velvet and persistence is unrivalled.

Slowhand is Muddy Water's rarest Pinot Noir; it's not made every year and is made in small batches only.

 

Wine File
Producer:
Muddy Water
Country:
New Zealand
Region:
Canterbury
Sub Region:
Waipara Valley
Style:
Red Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Pinot Noir
Bottle Size:
75cl
Alcohol:
14.5%
Closure:
Screw Cap
Vegan:
Yes
Organic:
Yes
Biodynamic:
Yes
Contains Sulphites:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
10.9
£36.95
Purchase Format
A12MUDDYSHPN-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

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Organic Vines in Vineyard with crop cover

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