“One of my favourite New Zealand vignerons, Tim and Judy Finn, from Neudorf Vineyards in Moutere, Nelson.”
Neudorf make beautifully crafted wines of such remarkable finesse, elegance and complexity, they are often mistaken for European wines.
Indeed, I recall a function where I entertained a group of bankers by serving up wines masking their identity in brackets, the theme called “David and Goliath”, where they would chose the wine they thought the most superior. In a bracket of two chardonnay, everyone was stunned by their unanimous choice of the Neudorf Chardonnay in preference over a Domaine Leflaive Puligny Montrachet Les Pucelles Premier Cru at a quarter of the price moreover, everyone thinking the Neudorf was in fact the French wine, read more.
They make stunning wines right across their range, indeed it’s is impossible to single out any one variety or wine of theirs that is superior, even if they have a reputation for chardonnay and pinot noir, sauvignon blanc, riesling and pinot gris equally brilliant, even if I am rather partial to their Moutere Pinot Noir - read more.
“And there is none more elegant than Neudorf Moutere Pinot Noir, the dedicated and passionate owners Tim and Judy Finn coaxing the essence and metaphysical “pinosity” out of pinot noir; the Antipodean equivalent of Chambolle-Musigny, and currently my favorite wine of this style in the Southern Hemisphere.”
Neudorf also recently celebrated 30 vintages which translates into some of the oldest chardonnay and pinot noir vines in New Zealand – read more.