Sunday, 8 May 2011

Mountford Estate Hommage a l'Alsace 2009

Mountford Estate is a boutique vineyard and winery set on a hillside in a stunning park-like environment in the Waipara region, of North Canterbury New Zealand. The limestone enriched clay soils are a key feature for this tiny vineyard for which wine maker CP Lin excels in utilizing for the wines he crafts.
The Hommage a l'Alsace 2009

N: Complex and subtle with juicy white flesh fruits and ripe citrus combinations; Sweet rainwater minerality completes the bouquet. P: Citrus peel, stone fruits. sweet citrus pith and juicy fruit chewing gum flavors. High acidity adds contrast to a sweet and generous long finish. Medium to medium+ body completes the wine - I wonder though if there is a little Pinot Noir juice in the blend. 4 Stars.

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