• Neudorf
    Tom's Block
    Pinot Noir
    2016

    Wild Yeast | Unfined | Unfiltered | Vegan

    NZ $33.00
    Supple | Silky | Pure
    pairs well with
    Pairs well with leek dishes Pairs well with duck dishes Pairs well with mushroom-button dishes

    “Neudorf are one of my favourite New Zealand producers, and though the wines are generally tasted blind, it is hard to separate the wonderful Finn family, and their vision writ large in their wines, from the consumption and assessment of their wines. Late 70s pioneers of Nelson, they continue to excel.

    Fleshy, spicy, slightly reductive style with dark cherry fruits galore and a sniff and sprinkle of pepper. Dark cherries in the palate too, more of the smoky-earthiness going on, chewy, puckering finish a treat, showcasing ripe yet relatively elegant fruit profile. Flesh, bounce, fun, serious, good wine." Mike Bennie, The Wine Front.

    Another step in the evolution of Neudorf Pinot Noir.

    Working with newer clones has changed the shape of material at hand for winemaker Todd Stevens. As these additions to the Pinot vineyards settle down, we see a more fragrant, more supple wine in our glass.

     

    The nose has hints of wild fruits and brambles. It is supported by elegantly restrained tannins, gently adding depth to the palate but never intruding. We feel this more feminine version is charming but not weak kneed.

     

    As always Todd maintains that less and more and the wine has the “Neudorfness” we cherish.

     

    Our Moutere Clays provide an European edge – the fruit is kept in check with an uplifting minerality and vibrancy. A wine which never tires or bores but rather offers a full juicy mouthful with a lingering complex finish. Just as the wine flows to the end of your palate there is a surge of flavour maintaining a satisfying mouthfeel.

     

    Definitely drinkable but still precisely Pinot.
    Proudly unfined and unfiltered.
    Neudorf Tom's Block Pinot Noir 2016

    "Neudorf tend to stand out of the crowd from Nelson; exacting vision, great vineyard sites, solid winemaking. I do think, increasingly, Nelson is the dark horse for quality pinot noir in New Zealand, however. Lots coming through the ranks. Great zone for aromatic whites increasingly too."

    Mike Bennie

    Neudorf Tom's Block Pinot Noir 2016 - "Great bouquet of Pinot Noir - wild red flowers , raspberry and red cherry fruits, red apple skin and baking spices. Definitive complexity, enticing oak and red zinger tea. Dry, tense, fruity, poised for maturity with firm tannins and youthful acid line backed up with a core of red berry fruit flavours, gravelly soils and dried herb moments. Great structure overall and perfect measure of oak. Lengthy finish. 94 Points."

    Cameron Douglas MS

    Neudorf Tom's Block Pinot Noir 2016 - "Medium to deep red colour with a good purple tint, the bouquet very sweetly-perfumed and loaded with charm. The wine is medium-bodied and well-endowed with fruit and charm, sweetness and fragrant raspberry, red cherry and smoked charcuterie-like overtones. A touch of char oak. The wine has gentle, soft tannins and a clean finish. Medium-long finish; a very attractive drinking pinot. 92 Points."

    Huon Hooke

    Neudorf Tom's Block Pinot Noir 2016 - "Pale ruby. Light, fresh nose with sweetness and only the lightest suggestion of something vegetal. Very approachable and refreshing. Very fair price for this much finesse. Quite persistent too. 16 Points."

    Jancis Robinson MW

    Neudorf Tom's Block Pinot Noir 2016 “Neudorf are one of my favourite New Zealand producers, and though the wines are generally tasted blind, it is hard to separate the wonderful Finn family, and their vision writ large in their wines, from the consumption and assessment of their wines. Late 70s pioneers of Nelson, they continue to excel. 

    Fleshy, spicy, slightly reductive style with dark cherry fruits galore and a sniff and sprinkle of pepper. Dark cherries in the palate too, more of the smoky-earthiness going on, chewy, puckering finish a treat, showcasing ripe yet relatively elegant fruit profile. Flesh, bounce, fun, serious, good wine.  93 Points.”

     

    Mike Bennie

    Neudorf Tom's Block Pinot Noir 2016 - "Ruby-hued, perfumed, savoury and supple, with an array of cherry, spice, herb and nut flavours, this complex softly mouth-filling Moutere red is already drinking well."

    Michael Cooper

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