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Muddy Water - Slow Hand Pinot Noir 2012 Muddy Water - Slow Hand Pinot Noir 2012

Muddy Water - Slow Hand Pinot Noir 2012

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Varietal:Pinot Noir

Unit Size:750ml

Alcohol Volume:14.5%


Country:New Zealand

Tasting Notes

Slowhand 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 and the feel of velvet and persistence is unrivalled. Slowhand is our rarest Pinot Noir; it's not made every year and is made in small batches only. Deep red cherry colour with a nose of lifted florals, blue and blackberries, spice and rich plum. The palate is sensual and textual. Initial restrained power unfolds and build to a long and lively length with integrated tannins and savoury French oak.

Technical Info

Brand:Muddy Water


Organic Certification:BioGro - 5915

Country of Origin:New Zealand

Serving Temperature:16-18°C

Drink By:2030

Winemaking Style:Low-intervention


Viticulture:Planted in 2003 on the clay slopes of the Omihi hills with ungrafted vines.

Food Pairing:Wild mushroom risotto, Coq au vin, Roast duck with cherry sauce, Beef bourguignon, Ratatouille, Grilled portobello mushrooms, Lamb and lentil stew, Truffle-infused pappardelle pasta

Reviews and Accolades



The Wine Front - Mike Bennie

Sweet, cherry-berry fruit character with a whiff of dried herb, earth, wet pebbles. In the zone. Tight, crisp in red fruit character, some mellow sweetness, finishes with rolling, mouthwatering cranberry acidity and a trim of pepper spice. Compact, refreshing, tight. Has a lot going for it.

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Muddy Water

Muddy Water Wines is a prominent New Zealand winery with a compelling story that revolves around two passionate individuals. Founded by Belinda Jackson and Michael Lowe in 1992, Muddy Water Wines was established in the Waipara Valley, an emerging wine region on New Zealand's South Island. Belinda and Michael embarked on their winemaking journey driven by their shared vision and love for exceptional wine. Their commitment to producing high-quality, terroir-driven wines has been at the core of Muddy Water's ethos since its inception. Over the years, the winery has become known for its Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Riesling varietals. Muddy Water Wines has gained a reputation for crafting wines that reflect the unique characteristics of the Waipara Valley, characterized by its distinctive soils and climate. The name "Muddy Water" reflects the winery's commitment to the land and its natural, minimal-intervention winemaking practices.

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