Late Summer 2014
Winemaker Todd has been busy pouring wine for sommeliers in Wellington and Sydney while Tim, Rosie and I lounged for a few days in Rarotonga – (great coffee at LBV, Muri Beach and spicy prawns at Sails).
Viticulturalist Richard has held the vineyard together – all vines are netted against the birds and the crew have tailored the crop and broken in their new under-vine mower. The Neudorf Home Vineyards are run organically and under-vine weed control is a constant job. Early vintage is a certainty and Richard is breaking into a trott.
Tim also joined the rest of the Family of X11 ( Kumeu, Craggy Range, Villa, Millton, Palliser, Ata Rangi, Fromm, Nautilus, Lawsons, Pegasus, Felton) for a Chardonnay Renaissance tasting against some very fine white Burgundies. Neudorf and the Family looked very smart and held the NZ end happily. The tasting was chaired by Aussi Icon James Halliday.
Which is nice segue into Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay 2012 being named by Bob Campbell MW as his finest chardonnay and best wine of 2013. He names his top 100 wines in the March issue of Taste magazine and we are proud to be pick of the bunch. We have had to limit sales of this to six bottles per order to eke out the few remaining cases to our direct customers.
You can order through www.neudorf.co.nz and we will have your wine delivered within two days in NZ – a little longer for overseas.
We are still open every day from 10 am until 5.00pm (closed Good Friday). We look forward to offering you a glass of wine.