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Neudorf Nelson Chardonnay 2011

Neudorf Nelson Chardonnay 2011

Neudorf Nelson Chardonnay 2011

Nelson, New Zealand   |    750ml   |    12.5%
Neudorf is undoubtedly one of our favourite New Zealand wineries, and the fact that it maintains a relatively low profile seems to only add to its appeal.

There's a lot to like about a winery that lets it wines do the talking, particularly when they are of the class of Neudorf's offerings. We've been really impressed by recent vintages of the Neudorf Chardonnay and the newly released 2011 Neudorf Nelson Chardonnay is another ripper.

“Neudorf Chardonnay Nelson 2011 is a sophisticated Chardonnay with an array of citrus, mineral and white peach flavours supported by bran biscuit and bread crust influence from barrel maturation on the yeast lees. Linear and long with impressive depth and complexity. Classy wine offering great value at this price.” - Bob Campbell MW. www.bobswinereviews.com.

"Neudorf’s sensitively oaked Chardonnays continue to impress: This Neudorf Nelson Chardonnay is so seamless, rich yet elegant.” - David Williams 'Best of New Zealand', The Guardian UK March 2013.

"Overshadowed by its famous stablemate, this regional blend is a fine Chardonnay in its own right. Grown at Upper Moutere (mostly), but also at Kina, on the coast, and at Brightwater, on the Waimea Plains, it is fermented with indigenous yeasts in French oak casks (20 per cent new in 2011), and given a full, softening malolactic fermentation. The 2011 vintage shows good complexity, with a cool-climate freshness and vigour. Very finely crafted, it is fragrant, with a strong surge of peach and citrus-fruit flavours, a gentle seasoning of biscuity oak, and a hint of butterscotch. Delicious drinking now onwards; 4.5 stars."- Michael Coopers Buyers Guide 2013.

Availability: In stock

$36.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments
Neudorf is undoubtedly one of our favourite New Zealand wineries, and the fact that it maintains a relatively low profile seems to only add to its appeal. There's a lot to like about a winery that lets it wines do the talking, particularly when they are of the class of Neudorf's offerings.
6
New Zealand
Nelson
750
12.5
"Our Chardonnays remind me of those novels and movies which sneak up on you. Utterly subtle and infinitely memorable.

From our first vintage in 1981, we could see that Chardonnay was a grape very much at home in the ancient clay gravels of the Moutere hills.

The variety ripens well in the warm Nelson summers as it can in many areas. However the power of very ripe Chardonnay can too often result in broad wines with no great charm or finesse.

At Neudorf this rich fruit concentration is balanced by lovely retained mineral acidity resulting from a happy combination of clay gravel soil, clone (small berried Mendosa) and cool autumn nights.

With natural attributes of such power and bright mineral focus, it is for the winemaker to use his skills and imagination to gently craft a wine of texture, balance and complexity, a wine that has a unique sense of place. That is our aim."- Neudorf Wines.

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