• Neudorf
    Sauvignon Blanc
    2017

    Single Vineyard | 20% Barrel Fermented | 64% Wild Fermented | Unfined | Vegan

    NZ $25.00
    Vibrant | Taut | Energetic
    pairs well with
    Pairs well with asparagus dishes Pairs well with garlic dishes Pairs well with fish dishes
    Neudorf 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 Sauvignon Blanc 2017

    Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc 2017 - "Unlike the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the 2017 Sauvignon Blanc comes off vineyards on the Waimea Plains. Twenty percent is barrel fermented to try to get some more texture into the wine. Always a touch green, the 2017 is no exception, showing hints of green bean that come dangerously close to asparagus, but then it balances those with currant and pink grapefruit notes. It's plump and medium-bodied, with a bit of creaminess on the mid-palate. 89 Points."

    Joe Czerwinski, for Robert Parker Wine Advocate

    Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc 2017 - "Good bouquet of lemon-lime, gooseberry, faint nuttiness, light steely note. Good concentration of flavour, good length and a zesty, steely finish. Has a lot going for this wine. Quiet complexity, sense of control, great freshness and drinkability. Yes. 92 Points."

    Mike Bennie

    Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc 2017 - "A rich and flavoursome sauvignon with subtly creamy complexity adding interest to the ripe mangoes and guava. The palate has a smooth, ripe array of melon and peach flavours. 92 Points."

    Nick Stock for James Suckling

    Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc 2017 - "Unlike the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the 2017 Sauvignon Blanc comes off vineyards on the Waimea Plains. Twenty percent is barrel fermented to try to get some more texture into the wine. Always a touch green, the 2017 is no exception, showing hints of green bean that come dangerously close to asparagus, but then it balances those with currant and pink grapefruit notes. It's plump and medium-bodied, with a bit of creaminess on the mid-palate. 89 Points."

    Joe Czerwinski, for Robert Parker Wine Advocate

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