Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – LAST BOTTLES
On the nose green papaya with some fresh ripe green, vibrant florals and a touch of fennel. The feel across the palate is weighty, juicy and opulent. The acid is elegant and gives the wine a cleansing spine. This wine is exhilarating with seafood, our kai moana sings alongside a cool glass of this richer style of Sauvignon.
"Aromatic and quite concentrated sauvignon blanc, with an intriguing mix of lemon zest, subtle tree fruit, nectarine and a suggestion of savory, nutty character. Complex, linear and long. Very appealing wine. 94 points" Bob Campbell MW " Mouthfilling, with strong, ripe stonefruit and spice flavours, showing excellent delicacy, texture and length. Still very youthful, it's a complex, ageworthy style" Michael Cooper, New Zealand Wine Guide
Single Vineyard, 20% Barrel Fermented, 64% Wild Fermented, Unfined Winemaker Todd Stevens pursues complex aromatics while remaining true to varietal characteristics. As with the rest of the Neudorf portfolio textural interest is a major component. In the winery we use a significant (65%) percentage of wild ferment, and this along with 20% barrel fermentation moderates the high tone nature of the variety. Our Sauvignon is grown at the Balquidder Vineyard, on the alluvial gravels down on the Waimea plains, rather than the clay gravels of the Moutere Hills. As our national palate for Sauvignon Blanc evolves it is worth revisiting if you have tired of the traditional "acid Queen, nettle and gooseberry blockbusters". Many of today's more adventurous winemakers (and wine drinkers) are exploring new roads and less obvious styles. The results may titillate your interest once again.
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