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Mud House ‘Woolshed Vineyard’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

24 October,2017
The Mud House wines encompass the Marlborough, Waipara Valley and Central Otago regions and capitalise on the varietal strengths of each region. The wines are ranged to the ‘Mud House’, ‘Sub Region Series’ and ‘Single Vineyard’ tiers, the latter the most distinctive, serving as the company’s flagships. The ‘Woolshed’ vineyard in Marlborough produces what is regarded as the finest Sauvignon Blanc for Mud House. It was planted in 2002 by Nev Gane who has overseen 11 vintages of Sauvignon Blanc from the site on hillside slopes in the Southern Valleys district. Here, I review the 2017 ‘Woolshed’ Sauvignon Blanc, made by Cleighten Cornelius.


Mud House ‘Single Vineyard’ ‘Woolshed’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand – Marlborough

Bright, Very pale straw colour, near colourless on the edge. The nose is elegantly presented with taut and finely bound aromas of gooseberry fruit and passionfruit, along with snow peas and fresh herbs, unfolding some cut grass notes. The aromatics grow in depth and volume with aeration. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has up-front flavours of passionfruit and gooseberries with snow peas and fresh herbs. The mouthfeel is vigorous and mouthfilling, with good depth, freshness and vitality. The wine follows a fine-textured line with brisk acidity, and carries to a thirst-quenching, crisp finish. This is a fresh, up-front, well-fruited Sauvignon Blanc with gooseberry and passionfruit flavours and good vigour. Serve with seafood, salads and vegetables over the next 2 years. Fruit from the ‘Woolshed’ vineyard, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 12.5% alc. and 4 g/L RS, the wine aged on lees. 18.0+/20 Oct 2017 RRP $22.99
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