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"Full, rich and engaging bouquet" Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier

Nose is packed with with baked custard and peach scents, with a creamy texture and soft baking spices

Two years running Gold Medal winner at the New Zealand Organic awards, we suggest pairing this delicious wine with an organic feast of quinoa, chickpea bowls served with lemon and tahini dressing

Muddy Water Waipara Chardonnay 2015

Member rating / 2
$34.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $38.99 $33.90
6 Btls, $209.94 6 Btls, $182.56
Awarded Gold Medal Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 95/100 Points Awarded 94/100 Points Awarded 92/100 Points Organic Wine Vegan Wine
Muddy Water Waipara Chardonnay 2015

Muddy Water Waipara Chardonnay 2015

Member rating / 2
95pts... creamy, firm, youthful, fresh and dry
$34.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $38.99 $33.90
6 Btls, $209.94 6 Btls, $182.56

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal

New Zealand Organic Wine Awards 2018

Awarded Gold Medal

New Zealand Organic Wine Awards 2017

Awarded 95/100 Points

Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier

Awarded 94/100 Points

Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Sep 2017

Awarded 92/100 Points

Decanter Magazine, Feb 2018

 

Description

"Full, rich and engaging bouquet with baked custard and peach scents, creamy texture and loads of fresh wood tones with cashew nut and soft baking spices. On the palate – creamy, firm, youthful, fresh and dry. Packed with mineral and texture and flavours that reflect the nose and a lengthy beguiling finish. Drink now and through 2026." Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier

"Rich and appealingly layered chardonnay, with an appealing savoury and toasty edge adding complexity to citrus, grapefruit and peach flavours. A smooth textured wine that's drinking well now but should develop well. An elegant wine with power and potential" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Sep 2017

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.

Organically grown on deep, fine textured Awapuni clay soils. Five clones were planted in 1993 and remain on their own roots.  Vines are now of an age where they self-regulate low crop loads, leading to intensely flavoured berries. A long, warm ripening period produced ripe skins and seeds, and small, clean, super concentrated berries with rich phenolics.  Individual rows were handpicked during cool autumn mornings.

Whole bunch pressed to 500L French oak puncheons for hands-off and natural fermentation lasting many months followed by malo-lactic fermentation through the following summer.  At 11 months, each puncheon was blended together for bottling without fining on-site.  Drinking well now to 2025.

 

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Alcohol

14%

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NZ (from $5.70)

Member Rating

4 Stars

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Not quite in the same league as previous vintages

Grant - 28/05/2018


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