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With their larger 1500 ml volume, magnums are the ideal format for dinner parties and celebrations generally. We hand – fill a few of these special bottles each year with Moutere Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Capped with a hand – dipped wax seal over premium cork, magnums have the ability to enhance the slow, gentle maturation suited to the ageing of fine wine.
And they look great – a fine format for the best of times.
We’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 12% 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