• Neudorf
    Twenty Five Rows
    Chardonnay
    2017

    Dry Farmed | Single Vineyard | Organically Grown | Wild Ferment | Vegan

     

    NZ $33.00
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    Mineral | Chalk | Citrus
    pairs well with
    Pairs well with dill dishes Pairs well with crab dishes Pairs well with prawn dishes

    The inspiration is unabashedly Chablis – we are not trying to emulate the glorious wines from those iconic limestone soils but rather use them as a compass point. Our Moutere Clay Gravels are of quite different composition but the wines characteristically exhibit deep mineral notes with hints of wet chalk. They have breadth and depth. For a wine with minimal oak treatment the 2017 is surprisingly multidimensional on the nose with a rich palate and energetic flow.

    Winemaker Todd Stevens allowed the wine to ferment spontaneously in stainless steel. We are encouraged by the consistency of the Neudorf style through our portfolio and this wine has a precise sense of place – a “Moutereness.”
     
    The 2017 continues the story of its predecessor.
     
    On the nose… hints of lime blossom with a clean savoury edge are under toned by a chalky familiarity.
     
    The palate is clean, washing through like spring rains on a dry day. The mouthfeel is light, athletic, elegant and tactile.
     
    A serious, defined, deliciously moreish expression of our Tūrangawaewae – which “in brief, means simply a place to stand, but as one of the most revered Māori terms, Tūrangawaewae refers to the place where we feel empowered – the place to which we belong, just as it belongs to us. In a wine context, Tūrangawaewae offers a new way of recognizing what it means to understand the power of a vineyard respectfully farmed and the wine it can produce for the responsive winemaker.” Elaine Chukan Brown

    Neudorf Twenty Five Rows Chardonnay 2017

    Neudorf Twenty Five Rows Chardonnay 2013 - "It is refreshing to see another New Zealand producer allowing their Chardonnay to go butt naked - there's no oak here, allowing you to see the fine and pure fruit that this clime produces. It is Nelson's answer to Chablis, exuding quince, honeydew melon and citrus flavours. Creamy in the mouth with a crisp finish, it is eminently drinkable." Rebecca Gibb

    Neudorf Twenty Five Rows Chardonnay 2017 - "A crisp and restrained chardonnay with flavours in the lightly poached pear and peach zone. The palate is crisp and vibrant. The purity and freshness here is reminiscent of Chablis. 91 Points."

    Nick Stock for James Suckling

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