Single Vineyard | 20% Barrel Fermented | 64% Wild Fermented | Unfined | VeganNZ $25.00Vibrant | Taut | Energeticpairs well withNeudorf Sauvignon Blanc is a unique take on New Zealand’s most planted variety.Winemaker Todd Stevens pursues complex aromatics while remaining true to varietal characteristics. As with the rest of the Neudorf portfolio textural interest is a major component. In the winery we use a significant (65%) percentage of wild ferment, and this along with 20% barrel fermentation moderates the high tone nature of the variety.One the nose green papaya with some fresh ripe green, vibrant florals and a touch of fennel. The feel across the palate is weighty, juicy and opulent. The acid is elegant and gives the wine a cleansing spine. This wine is exhilarating with seafood. Our kai moana sings alongside a cool glass of this richer style of Sauvignon.Our Sauvignon is grown on the alluvial gravels down on the plains, from Marama Vineyard, owned by Brett and Anna Woodwiss rather than the clay gravels of the Moutere Hills, home to our Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Albariño.
As our national palate for Sauvignon Blanc evolves it is worth revisiting if you have tired of the traditional “acid Queen, nettle and gooseberry blockbusters”. Many of today’s more adventurous winemakers (and wine drinkers) are exploring new roads and less obvious styles. The results may titillate your interest once again.Drink with anticipation of rediscovering a long lost love.
“Neudorf is one of New Zealand’s best Sauvignon Blanc producers.”Oz Clarke