• Neudorf
    Moutere
    Pinot Gris
    2016

    Wild Yeast | Unfined | Vegan

     

    NZ $29.00
    Orange Blossom | Beeswax | Pink Pepper
    pairs well with
    Pairs well with honey dishes Pairs well with chilli dishes Pairs well with noodles dishes

    "Neudorf makes fabulous Pinot Gris" Matthew Jukes, UK

    Overall the wine demonstrates how Pinot Gris achieves elegance when it is correctly cropped and well handled in the winery. It is carefully sculptured to ensure the natural richness of the grapes retains elegance. Poised, just the right amount of weight and the flow across the palate leaves the right balance of phenolics. The fruit for this wine from the Moutere clay gravels – it continues to produce grapes and wine of complexity and depth.

    As with its darker skinned cousin Pinot Noir, to give of its best Pinot Gris needs to be cropped at low rates, and preferably in a cool climate. Only then will it reveal its unique characters – a surprisingly tactile mouthfeel (glycerol like) and some intriguing flavours, ranging through the pear, nashi, quince spectrum, with a balance of phenolics rather than assertive acidity.

     

    Neudorf Moutere Pinot Gris 2016

    Neudorf Moutere Pinot Gris 2016 - "An obvious and immediately engaging aroma package of Gris with a light white spice and wild ferment note of wild honey which leads to suggestions of pears and a little quince. On the palate - juicy, fresh, silky texture, abundant core of fruit; spice layer returns, plenty of acidity and a light citrus note, lengthy and very satisfying finish. Great balance and quite weighty with decent length. 93 Points" Cameron Douglas MS

    Neudorf Moutere Pinot Gris 2016 - "Quite pure in terms of the varietal pear, apple and peachy fruits. A nicely weighted palate with handy grip that carries good length. Fresh finish. 91 Points." For JamesSuckling.com

    Nick Stock
    Neudorf Moutere Pinot Gris 2016 - "Aromatic pinot gris with tree fruit, pear, peach and nectarine plus an appealing nutty and brioche character from lees contact. Dry, full-flavoured wine with a peppery texture and attractive spicy finish. The wine has a good balance of subtle sweetness with gentle acidity and fine tannins." Bob Campbell, MW
    Neudorf Moutere Pinot Gris 2016 - "An obvious and immediately engaging aroma package of Gris with a light white spice and wild ferment note of wild honey which leads to suggestions of pears and a little quince. On the palate - juicy, fresh, silky texture, abundant core of fruit; spice layer returns, plenty of acidity and a light citrus note, lengthy and very satisfying finish. Great balance and quite weighty with decent length. 93 Points" Cameron Douglas MS

    Neudorf Moutere Pinot Gris 2016 - "Made largely in stainless steel, the 2016 Moutere Pinot Gris isn't hugely expressive on the nose but does show hints of pear and quince. It's a fruit-driven, medium-bodied wine with a silky texture and a dusty, slightly phenolic finish that serves to provide balance to the wine's breadth. 89 Points."

    Joe Czerwinski, for Robert Parker Wine Advocate

    Neudorf Moutere Pinot Gris 2016 - "The youthful 2016 vintage was hand-picked from mature vines in the Home Vineyard and fermented with indigenous yeasts in tanks (83 per cent) and old French oak puncheons (17 per cent). An off-dry style (5.5 grams/litre of residual sugar), it is a pale lemon/green, full-bodied wine, vibrantly fruity, with pear, citrus-fruit and peach flavours, showing excellent delicacy, vigour and depth. A finely poised wine, it should break into full stride mid-2018+. Four & half stars."

    Michael Cooper

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