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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.

“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. 4.5 stars.” - Bob Campbell MW

"18.5+/20 Brilliant straw-yellow colour with light golden hues, pale on rim. This has a fresh, refined nose with lively white stonefruit, flint and minerally aromas seamlessly interwoven with detailed mealy, nutty notes. Medium-full bodied, concentrated and densely packed flavours form a well-proportioned core. A complex array of flavours with stonefruits, flint, mealy biscuits and nuts show with excellent poise from lacy, supporting acidity. The palate has a fine and dry textural line which blossoms with citrus and nutty flavours on a very long and sustained finish. This is an elegant and concentrated Chardonnay with plenty of subtle complexity. It should develop well over the next 4-5 years. Match with poultry and pork. Hand-picked fruit, a mix of Mendoza, 15, 95 and 8021 clones, from the Moutere clay sites of the ‘Home' block, ‘Rosedale Road'. ‘Kina Beach', ‘Renat', ‘Flaxmore', ‘Pine Hill Serenity' and ‘Durville' vineyards, along fruit from the ‘Lord Rutherford' site on Brightwater gravels, WBP and primarily wild yeast fermented, all in barrel to 14.0% alc., the wine aged in 20% new barrels for 10 months, on lees and undergoing 100% MLF. " - Raymond Chan, http://www.raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz

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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