Winery notes (2020 Vintage)
"A 50:50 blend of our Gewürztraminer and Riesling. Hand-picked and 50% whole bunch fermented and all on skins for one month. Wild fermentation before the wine rested in old oak barrels for six months. Estate bottled and without the use of sulphur. This wine is dedicated to those who inspire us to tell the entire story of the grape."
Reviews for the 2019 vintage below…
95/100 Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, March 2020 (2019 Vintage)
"An emerging sect of NZ orange wines is breathing a zephyr of change into the industry there – so often innovators in so many categories and yet sometimes feeling a little reluctant to evolve in wine. Muddy Water has often been in front of the curve, however. A great producer from arguably my favourite region in NZ. Gewurz, riesling, saint laurent, gruner in the mix here.
Very chewy, chalky, farmhouse-cider-esque orange wine of depth, clarity and complexity. I really like this. Mandarin, clove, dried citrus peel, bergamot all jostling. Seriously good and serious tannins, excellent length and generally just a very good expression of the style at a more considered and detailed end of the spectrum. Excellent."