Australian wine critic Nick Stock said “Neudorf is consistently one of the most distinctive and complex Pinot Noir wines made in New Zealand. The 2012 Moutere is a smouldering, broody Pinot, and marries character-laden fruit with impressive structure. This is quite a wine. 96/100″
The team here are excited to release their Neudorf Moutere Pinot Noir 2012.
This is the first vintage of Moutere Pinot Noir we’ve have held back for three years in bottle before release. Last year we released 2013 vintage.
“Releasing wines out of step is not common, but for special vintages it is not unique” says winemaker Todd Stevens. “2012 was such a year – it was always going to be a wine that displayed great density and raw power, largely due to the small crop and marvellous Indian summer of vintage 2012. We felt it would benefit from extra time in bottle to “knit” and therefore took the unusual step of releasing the more approachable 2013”
“The 2012 is one of our greatest wines. Our personal clients often cellar their wines but a full release to export markets means the wine will be sold to restaurants when it quite clearly needed cellar time.”
“We regard our Neudorf Moutere Pinot Noir as a wine of pedigree, a wine of personality, and a wine that rewards patience. There is always a density of fruit encased by a structural framework, a savoury undertone, and a visceral nuance – an array of complexity, but never too high toned or sweet. Paradoxically it possesses both power and transparency”.
“We felt it important to present the wine when it was approaching its sweet spot. The time is now.”
Writing in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Lisa Perotti Brown MW said .”.the wine has lovely earthy loamy notes over a core of black raspberries and cranberries with hints of moss and fungi.”
” Absolutely sensational, raspberry & violet, oozes class, seriously structured Pinot, has to be one of NZ’s best and perhaps pinot of the vintage, MUST BUY“ says Curtis Marsh
Currently only available in our Red Box selection. The full release will be on September 1st.
Our cellar door is open Monday to Friday until the end of June. We close July and August for painting and polishing.
When ordering wines please feel free to ring us if the website is proving a challenge (0064 3 5432643)