• Neudorf
    Sauvignon Blanc
    2016

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

    NZ $25.00
    Aromatic | Mouth Filling | Intriguing
    pairs well with
    Pairs well with beans-green dishes Pairs well with capcicum dishes Pairs well with mint dishes

    "Complex, linear and long. Very appealing wine." Bob Campbell MW

    While the “cool tropical” signature of Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc is unmistakable, our descriptors (stately, generous, hints of fresh
    brioche) are not your classic New Zealand Sauvignon indicators.It’s a clue to the surprising vintage of early ripeness but lower
    potential alcohols.

    The acidity is well contained and supported by a bowl of semi-tropical fruits (cherimoya, banana passionfruit ). It is quite delicious, imbued by a sense of completeness and fulfilment. The first glass leaves the palate with a refreshing tingle and a hint of
    pineapple.

    Our Sauvignon is grown on the alluvial gravels down on the plains, rather than the clay gravels of the Moutere Hills,home to our
    Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Albariño.

    In the winery we use a significant percentage of wild ferment, and this along with 20% barrel fermentation allows us to moderate the high tone nature of the variety. Instead we are searching for a complex aromatic while still remaining varietal and providing enough textural interest to allow the wine to be versatile with food.

    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. Add Kai Moana or a roast cauliflower salad.

     

     

    Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc 2016 - “Giving plenty of pure, zippy mown grass, elderflower and grapefruit peel notes with a waft of yuzu, the 2016 Sauvignon Blanc has super-charged citrus and herb intensity on the palate with a racy backbone and great length.” Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
    Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc 2016 - "Aromatic and quite concentrated sauvignon blanc, with an intriguing mix of lemon zest, subtle tree fruit, nectarine and a suggestion of savoury, nutty character. Complex, linear and long. Very appealing wine. 94 Points." Bob Campbell MW
    Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc 2016 - "Ripe, fresh, fragrant and vibrantly fruity with aromas and flavours of quince and grapefruit, white peach and apple; plenty of mineral stony suggestions underpin the high toned acidity and lengthy finish. A lovely example. 91 Points." Cameron Douglas MS
    Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc 2016 - “Giving plenty of pure, zippy mown grass, elderflower and grapefruit peel notes with a waft of yuzu, the 2016 Sauvignon Blanc has super-charged citrus and herb intensity on the palate with a racy backbone and great length.” Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW

    Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc 2016 - "Leafy herbs and nettles. A cooler expression full of spring garden smells. The palate has attractive crisp acid cut through lime and green mango fruits. 91 Points." For JamesSuckling.com

    Nick Stock
    Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc 2016 - "Tightly bound aromas of gooseberry and green stone fruits melded with piquant fresh herbs, cut grass and minerals, forming a firm and intense core. The mouthfeel is bright, lively and poised with refreshing, lacy acid tension. This is a concentrated thirst-quenching Sauvignon Blanc with juicy fruit." Raymond Chan

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