Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc 2016
While the cool tropical signature of Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc is unmistakable, our descriptors (stately, generous, hints of fresh brioche) are not your classic New Zealand Sauvignon indicators. It’s a clue to the surprising vintage of early ripeness but lower potential alcohols.
The acidity is well contained and supported by a bowl of semi-tropical fruits (cherimoya, banana passionfruit.) It is quite delicious, imbued by a sense of completeness and fulfillment. The first glass leaves the palate with a refreshing tingle and a hint of pineapple.
"Aromatic and quite concentrated sauvignon blanc, with an intriguing mix of lemon zest, subtle tree fruit, nectarine and a suggestion of savoury, 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 Our Sauvignon is grown on the alluvial gravels down on the plains, rather than the clay gravels of the Moutere Hills. In the winery we use a significant percentage of wild ferment, and this, along with 20% barrel fermentation, allows us to moderate the high tone nature of the variety. We are searching for complex aromatics while retaining varietal and textural interest allowing the wine to be versatile with food.
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Screw Cap