Mount Edward Gamay - $35
So new we don’t yet have a bottle shot, so fresh its straight from the barrel and so preservative free you could almost call it natural ….i mean what is that anyway ? – its good for you !
Our first Gamay, a variety that is the way forward when you want something uncomplicated, refreshing, delicious and red. In our world this wine has what you call drinkability – is that even a word ?
Gamay is the hallmark variety of Beaujolais, that at its best is beautiful vibrant wine, generally red fruits with super acidity, has the ability to age but in reality is often at its best young. Bottled straight from barrel, only 20 cases and first in first served.
Note: – this wine is preservative free, unfined, unfiltered – store it cool, drink it young and don’t worry about a thing.
Winemakers: Anna Riederer & Duncan Forsyth
20 cases made & sold out …….sorry
Mount Edward Gruner Veltliner 2015 - $29
This Gruner Veltliner is medium weight in a dry style.
Floral, white pepper, and pip-fruit aromas on the nose , similar fruit flavours including spice and pears come through on the palate, all underpinned by mineral characters and refreshing acidity.
We aim to produce wines of purity, precision and balance with a clear resonance of flavour. The wine is drinking extremely well now but can be cellared with confidence for two to four years.
A fruit driven style of Gruner Veltliner with a luscious texture.
This Gruner Veltliner is organically produced, Bio Gro Certified, and is made from a Single Estate Vineyard, Morrison Vineyard, in the Lowburn sub region of Central Otago.
My mum would be 98 points on that if she cared about points – otherwise its delicious and interesting …what more do you want to know ?
Winemakers: Duncan Forsyth & Anna Riederer – Bottled Oct 2015
Mount Edward Pinot Gris 2016 - $25
This Pinot Gris is grown at our Gibbston vineyard, off the Pagan vineyard of Susie & John Pagan.
The soils here are a light layer of loess over a mixture of glacial and river based gravels.
Hand harvested in April at around 8 tonnes per hectare. The grapes were whole bunch pressed, fermented at cool temperatures using a mixture of wild and introduced yeasts and fined before filtration.Pear, spice and citrus aromas are followed by flavours of stonefruit with a delicate creamy like texture, texture is underpinned by mineral notes and refreshing acidity.
This wine is dry in style, a delicate style of Pinot Gris that is all about enjoyment, drinking now or at lunch or as an aperitif or whenever …. get some.
Winemakers: Duncan Forsyth & Anna Riederer. 310 cases produced. Bottled September 2016
Mount Edward Pinot Noir 2014 - $45
Vinified using open fermenters, hand plunging, natural yeasts, and 11 months in French oak – 15 % new – before racking and settling in tank for a further 4 months. Fermentation was carried out using de-stemmed fruit including the addition of 25% whole bunches.
Perfumed with lovely aromatics, there is a range of complexed fruit notes of darker berryfruit, some spice, savoury tones and dried herbs.
The 2014 has a silky and lush texture, concentrated fruit power yet finely balanced with fine tannins throughout and long in flavour.
No filtration or fining, deposits may form.
Bottled August 15, released July 2016.
Organically grown and made.
Winemakers: Duncan Forsyth & Anna Riederer
Mount Edward Muirkirk Vineyard 2011 - $65
Muirkirk vineyard is situated on Felton Road in Bannockburn on a gentle north west sloping corner. This wine is about single site expression, a small limited parcel that shows the true characters of our vineyard within one of Central Otago’s greatest sub regions.
Muirkirk Pinot Noir gives you a very textural wine, plenty of breadth and depth, with slightly darker flavours associated with bannockburn yet with elegance and lightness that our Mount Edward house style brings. An elegant wine, 2011 brings a lighter more delicate style than warmer years. Defintly a wine for people who enjoyed grace over concentration
We have held this wine back for later release, by doing so the wine has gone from pure fruit with light tannins to a savoury and more herb driven wine, lots of funk developing. A super interesting and more old world than new world style pinot
No filtration or fining, deposits may form
Winemaker: Duncan Forsyth
Bottled July 2012, release Date Dec 2013/Dec 2016
60 cases total.
Sam Kim – Wine Orbit ” seductive and fragrant … perfectly framed..” 96 points
The Wine Advocate – Lisa Perotti Brown - a 92 pointer
Mount Edward Rose 2016 - $25
This wine is made in a dry style.
A refreshing style of Rose made from our Felton Road vineyard. Aromas of strawberries and rose petals, light copper colour with flavours of summer fruits and flowers throughout the palate.
A lighter bodied, refreshing, easy drinking, serious summer special..
Hand harvested in April at around 6 tonnes per hectare.
The grapes were whole bunch pressed over 5 hours to retain a little colour - fermented in stainless steel at ambient temperatures using wild yeasts.
Fined before filtration and bottling end July 2016.
This wine was made from grapes that were organically grown.
Winemakers: Duncan Forsyth & Anna Riederer
Mount Edward Vermouth - $49
Vermouth - a summer starter - over ice, a cut of orange or any way you choose ...and your afternoon is made. At Mount Edward we are just putting the finishing touches on the first Vermouth to be produced in NZ (we believe).
Need further convincing ?
Vermouth has started a comeback in both Australia and Stateside of late, as an aperitif/cocktail, more than anything Martini based.
Inspiration to produce our own Vermouth came from visit Anna and I made to Australia last year when Mount Edward was invited to exhibit at Rootstock, a cutting edge organic/natural wine fair in Sydney.
We came away ideas brimming. It’s a natural fit for us as Vermouth is wine, fortified and infused with botanicals. The better the wine and the more local the botanicals, the better the taste it would seem.
Our Vermouth is based around Riesling and Chenin. It's dry with the dominant aromas and botanical flavour of Elderflower, picked straight from our gardens at home on Felton Rd – plus it's organic so is obviously good for you as well.
Mount Edward Morrison Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011 - $65
Morrison Vineyard is a 12 ha property with a 7.5 hectare vineyard situated on Wanaka Road in the foothills of the Lowburn and Parkburn Terraces, first planted in 1997. Farmed using bio-gro certified organic practices. Vinified using open fermenters, hand plunging, natural yeasts and 15 months in French oak. The 2011 is a mixture of two fermenters – one using 100% whole bunches – the other using our usual practice of de-stemmed with around 25% whole bunches.
Morrison vineyard grows a textural wine built around fine yet lean tannins and delicate fruits. This year we see the wine displaying perfumed aromatics of floral and herbal notes, a sinewy core of both red and dark fruits all over fine grained tannins. The 2011 vintage grew wines that are delicate, supple and long in length. This is not a big concentrated style but a more elegant and restrained wine showing balance, power and finesse.
Re-released in dec 2016 – after several more years of bottled aging the wine has developed a supple of super elegant texture. savoury herbal and bloody great to be honest
Winemaker: Duncan Forsyth, bottled August 2012, 371 cases total.
Decanter April 2016 – #7 – Top 10 Pinot Noirs outside Burgundy
Mount Edward Riesling 2016 - $25
This Riesling is the first Mount Edward just from our Morrison vineyard, organic and true to style. Riesling from Morrison is off dry with delicious flavours that have orange/grapefruit peel at its core, this mineral pith like texture is the Morrison vineyard marker. A sorbet like wine, refreshing and perfect for summer and beyond.
Soils are fine loess over schist gravels on both sites, cropped at an average of 7t/ha. Harvested mid april at an average brix of 22. Winemaking; whole bunch pressed, fermentation in a mixture stainless steel barrels and tanks, using wild yeast and minimal temperature control, aged on gross less for 3 months. RS 8g/l
This Riesling is medium weight in an off dry style.
Floral and citrus aromas, flavours of lemons, limes, and grapefruit characters, underpinned by mineral characters and refreshing acidity.
We aim to produce Riesling of purity, precision and balance with a long resonance of flavour. The wine is drinking extremely well now but can be cellared with confidence for five to seven years.
Aperitif in style with 12.5 % alc.
Winemakers Duncan Forsyth & Anna Riederer
Bottled oct 2016.
Released Dec 2016
The Wine Advocate - Lisa Perotti Brown
Duncan Forsyth is one very inspired and skilled Riesling producer – a fanatic in fact (which is what it takes to makes truly great Riesling in NZ or anywhere for that matter).