Moutere Clay Gravels | Low Cropping | Hand Harvested | Wild Ferment | 30% Old Barrel Ferment | Partial MLF | Unfined | VeganNZ $29.00Dry | Sophisticated | Spicypairs well with
Illusory is the word.
It is dry and yet the nose is generous, the palate is plump and rich. Elegant, sculptured and sophisticated. I’ve just had a glass with a slice of white vein sheep cheese from our neighbours in Neudorf Road – Thorvald. The wine supports and caresses the little salty, mould notes. It is a simple match but brilliant.
Wild yeast ferment offers fleshiness and total drinkability. We do feel Pinot Gris can be overlooked because of an undefined snobbishness. It is a fine wine and revered in Alsace.
Earlier this year the Neudorf Moutere Pinot Gris 2017 was one of only four Pinot Gris selected for the Fine Wines of New Zealand with the six Master of Wines commenting: “Distinctive and delicious wine with a focussed and immediate varietal core of aromas of lemon, lanolin and a mineral flint note. On the palate even, balanced, lengthy and pristine.”
Interesting they used the word lanolin – a note often found in sheep’s cheese. It all makes sense.
Neudorf Moutere Pinot Gris 2017 - "Dry, but certainly not austere, pinot gris with green apple, toast and cashew nut flavours. The wine has an appealing weight and almost chewy mouth-feel plus a lingering finish. Good food wine. 93 Points."Bob Campbell MW