Mud House Marlborough
If not one of the out and out stars of the region, Mudhouse has established a consistent and reasonably priced range of varietals since the first vintage in 1996. Grapes are sourced both from estate vineyards in Marlborough, the Waipara Valley and Central Otago as well as from other growers. Winemaking consultancy comes from roving winemaker Matt Thomson and wineries are now in operation not only in Marlborough but also in Waipara. Whites are attractive with reasonable structure and good depth and intensity, particularly in the Chardonnay. However Pinot Noir comes across as the real focal point, with a lovely black cherry and savoury intensity in the Central Otago Estate example. There are also now a number of Single Vineyard releases from Estate sites.
To find out more about Mud House and their wines, and to see how we reviewed and rated their wines you can check out the Wine Guide New Zealand..
Or indeed you can check out the new extensively updated 9th edition Wine Behind the Label Wine Guide that is 2250 pages, it reviews around 4000 vineyards and over 30,000 wines.