All the hallmarks of the Mt Maude Vineyard Pinot Noirs, beautifully scented with violets, dark cherry, bramble and dried herb aromas. Medium – full bodied with layers of dark fruits and fine tannins.
Sarah-Kate & Dan Dineen - Winemakers
Hand harvested from the Kids Block of our Mt Maude family vineyard in Wanaka. ‘Kids Block’ refers to the owners - Dawn and Terry Wilson’s grandchildren. A row was planted for each grandchild, all planted in 2000 and all to different Dijon clones. Not unlike the grandchildren themselves, the different Dijon clones have their own idiosyncrasies, making for an interesting, complex blend.
Fermented very traditionally in open topped tanks, hand plunged and using indigenous yeasts. Three weeks on skins for tannin development prior to gentle pressing through our basket press. Matured in French oak barriques (40% new) for 11 months before bottling un-filtered and un-fined in the autumn of 2015. Dawn and Terry think, like their grandchildren it couldn’t be better but we’re of the opinion it needs some time to reach its full potential.

About Maude Wines

Since leaving their last roles as winemakers / general managers at the prestigious Tower Estate and Tempus Two wineries in the Hunter Valley, winemakers Sarah-Kate (SK) and Dan Dineen have quietly built a winery, a new home, developed the Maude wine label and started a family amidst the stunning back drop of Lake Wanaka in Central Otago, New Zealand. It is no surprise to wine industry insiders that their wine, Maude, has become an instant success. But like any supposed 'instant' success there lies an enormous amount of energy, experience and professionalism behind a project, which epitomises this winemaking couple.

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