Vintage 2017 is over and Tim is heading to Galicia – home of Albariño. We are having a Albariño love-in at Neudorf. This year’s crop showed an increase in tonnage which will be good news to our distributors who have been anxious to get some in stock. Albariño is deliciously briny and matches Nelson’s seafood effortlessly.
So Tim is spending some time in Galicia to investigating the wines of Rias Baixas (something more than 80% of their wines are based on the sturdy Albariño grape. The most famous Galician seafood includes oysters from Arcade, clams from Carril, spider crabs from O Grove, scallops from Cambados, lobsters from A Guarda, goose barnacles from O Roncudo, coquinas (a tiny clam) from O Barqueiro. I think he will have a memorable visit.
Meanwhile in my kitchen I’m dealing with the zucchini, tomatoes, capsicums and chillis. I slow roast dozens of cherry tomatoes with olive oil, heaps of garlic and rosemary. Blitz it for winter soups, pasta sauce and adding at will when desperate for some oomph.
Neudorf Moutere Pinot 2014 is now released – a stunning Pinot which exemplifies Todd’s gentle hand in the winery and elegant oak handling.
Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay 2015 is sold out but the last bottles went into our Chardonnay Box – six Neudorf Chardonnays covering four vintages… $NZ239
PS. We’re open 7 days 11am- 4pm until the end of Queen’s Birthday. Closed July and August for renovations.
Also please note we are unable to offer wine tastings for groups of more than 5 unless it has been pre- booked as our cellar door is just too small. We are happy to suggest other venues which may be better suited to your celebrations.