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45 DEGREES SOUTH – Low cropping estate grown grapes for this wine were hand harvested in April 2016 from Aurum’s Te Wairere vineyard in the Lowburn area of Central Otago, New Zealand.
A warm start followed by an average but very windy summer and slightly cooler autumn allowing an extended hang time for the fruit to reached optimum ripeness.
SOILS – Wind blown sands and silts.
VINE AGE – 16 year old vines
TRELLIS STYLE – VSP (Vertical shoot positioning)
Grapes for this Pinot Noir were selected by the winemakers and fermented in open top fermenters, hand plunged and with wild yeasts.
The wine was matured for 12 months in French oak barrels with 20% new oak.
Will reward by cellaring 4-8 years.
Mathilde is the name of the first born daughter of winemakers, Brook and Lucie Lawrence.
Bottled : June 2017
Alcohol : 13.5%