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"Nelson is a home away from home for the Spanish albariño grape if this Neudorf wine is anything to go by." Bob Campbell MW, 2016 Vintage
Intriguing, hints of brine and a lick of cucumber.
Harvest 2017 was testing but the steely resolve of Albariño proved its worth.
The nose shows a complex blend of soft flint with cucumber and hints of the sea. A little more generous than the 2016 and the palate balances the grape’s naturally high acidity.
The wine flows effortlessly and offers a juicy surge, encouraging a second mouthful.
Albariño – a grape native to Northern Spain- Rias Baxias on the Atlantic Coast - home to some of the world’s best seafood – goose barnacles, prawns, clams and crab. Nelson is Australasia’s largest fishing port and we decided to plant a trial block several years ago. Once it was considered a wine to be drunk young but the modern take on Albariño allows you to cellar it comfortably.
We find it to be an approachable and refreshing wine with an intriguing character.
To say this would be a match for Kai Moana is an understatement – drink with freshly shucked oysters or a slice of pan seared tuna.
Neudorf Moutere Albariño 2016 - "Lush, juicy and alluring fruit centred bouquet with aromas of peach and ripe apple, a floral moment suggesting white flowers then fine mineral undertone. On the palate - immediately engaging with vibrant acidity and flavours of peach then citrus with a lemon note, some apple and spice. Quite an engaging wine with a honey suckle and floral notes leading to a dry finish. 92 Points" Cameron Douglas MS