Organically Grown | Single Vineyard | Dry Farmed | Wild Yeast | Unfined | VeganNZ $79.00Noble | Tactile | Richpairs well with"A taut wine that's approachable but with plenty of potential. Beautifully balanced, with edgy acidity adding delicious tension. 97 Points, 5 Stars." New Zealand's Top 2017 Chardonnay - Bob Campbell MWWe’ve been producing Chardonnay since 1981 and over the past 37 vintages we’ve learnt to relax and let it be. Our soils, climate and minimal interventionist winemaking enable the pedigree to exhibit itself year after year.
The Neudorf Moutere style is assured – never too overt, everything in balance with moreish salty tang, reminiscent of sun-dried oyster shells. It’s always surprisingly long with a final fan of flavour at the end of the palate. It offers a transparent, crystalline appeal. The oak over the years has slowly been dialled back. Todd uses only 10% new barrels and the oak is beautifully absorbed into the wine.
Over the years the wine has earned a reputation for consistency and class. It is still the only wine which has been granted 100 points from Bob Campbell MW.
The 2017 vintage has given us a slightly more generous nose and finish. It is still destined for the long haul but this vintage is approachable a little earlier than many.
It is a classic.
Note this is the smallest vintage since 2003.
"When grapes are turned into wine by winemakers as talented as Tim Finn, the results can be spectacular. His Moutere Chardonnay would fool many into thinking it was a fine, white Burgundy (it is priced as one, deservedly)." Jancis Robinson MW
Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay 2017 - "A taut wine that's approachable but with plenty of potential. Beautifully balanced, with edgy acidity adding delicious tension. 97 Points, 5 Stars."Bob Campbell MW
Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay 2017 - "Complex and enticing bouquet with aromas of California peach and vanilla spiced wood, sweet grapefruit, lees and gun-flint, gentle toasty layer and minerality. Dry, full-bodied, complex and very appealing flavours and textures. Baked yellow fruits and citrus, wood spice, complex and layered. A delicious wine. 96 Points."Cameron Douglas MS
Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay 2017 - "Rich stonefruit style of ripe Mendoza balanced with an attractive herbal edge. Nicely integrated oak with harmoniously textured palate tannins and cohesive fruit flavours balanced by refreshing acidity." One of four Neudorf wines included in a list of only 84 of New Zealand's Fine Wines, chosen by Masters of Wine Alastair Maling, Emma Jenkins, Michael Brajkovich, Sam Harrop, Simon Nash, Steve Smith and David Allen along with Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas. See the full list here.Fine Wines of New Zealand
Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay 2017 - "Rich, firm and silky-textured. A real success for the vintage. The lightest of hints of top quality oak. Polished and refreshing with hints of lime and honey. Bracing and clean as a whistle, even if not amazingly persistent. 16.5 Points."Jancis Robinson MW
Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay 2017 - "Superbly rich but not overblown, with arrestingly intense flavours enlivened with fine acidity, this multi-faceted Nelson wine enjoys a reputation second to none among New Zealand Chardonnays. Bright, light lemon/green, the very elegant 2017 vintage is a fragrant, lemon-scented, tightly structured wine, still very youthful. It has notably concentrated grapefruit-like flavours, hints of apple and peach, a subtle seasoning of oak, and an appetisingly crisp, very long finish. Five Stars."Michael Cooper
Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay 2017 - "Neudorf continues as one of the most consistent sources of structured, focused and powerful New Zealand chardonnay with their Moutere 2017."Nick Stock for James Suckling
Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay 2017 - "This is a complex and concentrated chardonnay that delivers a strong serving of ripe, fresh yellow peaches with hints of lemon curd, honey and gently biscuity and spicy complexity. The palate has smooth textural build and delivers a vibrant, fleshy core of peach flavour and a beautifully smooth, subtly spicy finish. 94 Points."Nick Stock for James Suckling
Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay 2017 - "The palate is elegant in presentation with brisk, refreshing and lively flavours of white and yellow stonefruits along with subtle notes of nutty oak. The palate is one of finesse, freshness and vibrancy, and builds a fine core with good acid vitality. The flavours flow along a very fine line leading to a fresh, detailed finish. This is an elegant, refreshingly vibrant Chardonnay with subtly building flavours and complexities on a fine and lively palate. 18.5+/20."Raymond Chan
Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay 2017 - "Consistently among New Zealand’s best Chardonnays and a wine that ages extremely well under screwcap. Fresh, elegant and savoury, it has deftly interwoven (12% new) French oak, flavours of citrus and cinnamon, impressive focus and a tangy, mineral-edged core. A very classy, well-judged white. 96 Points."Tim Atkin MW