Single Vineyard | Wild Yeast | Unfined | VeganNZ $33.00Juicy | Pink Grapefruit | Oyster Shellpairs well with
"Delicately scented albariño with distinct floral and citrus orange characters, plus a hint of salty minerality. The wine has a delicious texture - silken smooth and with nice weight. Great with seafood. Five Stars." Bob Campbell MW, 2017 VintageIntriguing, addictive salinity and fresh summer herbs.
Harvest 2018 was memorable but the strong back bone of Albarino proved its worth in difficult circumstances.
The nose shows a complex blend of soft flint with cucumber and hints of the sea. The plush start on pallet has hints of citrus oil, garden mint, however this is wrapped up in a refreshing flourish of acidity.
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, garlic steamed mussels or a slice of pan seared tuna.
Neudorf Moutere Albariño 2017 - "This classy, punchy wine was estate-grown at Upper Moutere. Full-bodied, vibrant, concentrated and tangy, it has deep, citrusy, slightly limey and spicy flavours, a hint of saltiness and a dryish, appetisingly crisp, lasting finish. Five Stars." The New Zealand Listener, 17 March 2018.Michael Cooper