Single Vineyard | 40% Barrel Fermented | Wild Fermented | Unfined | VeganNZ $25.00Precise | Exquisite | Green Papayapairs well with
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 100% wild ferment, and this along with 40% barrel fermentation moderates the high tone nature of the variety
One the nose green papaya with some fresh ripe green tropicals and a hidden steely note. The feel across the palate is vibrant, directional, & textural. This Sauvignon exudes class, poise and restraint. Refreshing and distinctive, it is self-assured and utterly moreish.
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 - "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