Neudorf Rosie’s Block Chardonnay 2017
SPECIAL 6 PACK BUY. Latest Vintage. NZ chardonnay. 17 points Jancis Robinson
“Chardonnay, too, reaches Burgundian levels of pristine complexity in the hands of producers such as Neudorf.” — David Williams, The Guardian UK 10 September 2015
“I have a thing for Kiwi Chardonnay. Its day will come. It doesn’t currently get the respect it deserves, but with wines like these from Neudorf, and the stunning wines of Kumeu River and others, things will change.” Jamie Goode’s Wine Blog.
“I cannot think of another New Zealand wine producer that has been making top wines across their entire range as consistently as Neudorf over three decades. Chardonnay is the star with Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc very close behind.” Bob Campbell MW
“One of New Zealand’s most admired producers. Tim and Judy Finn have a great track record.” Jancis Robinson MW, 2012
The pristine and spectacularly beautiful Nelson region in the south island of NZ and in particular the Clay Gravel Moutere Hills area receive lots of sun (more than 2300 hours a year) making it one of New Zealand’s sunniest regions a real bonus for such a cool climate region. Clear skies allow for rapid cooling at night, nurturing the slow development of flavours and a gradual reduction in fruit acids. This combination of climate and soil type produces white wines of concentration and texture, and rich savoury Pinot Noir with a fingerprint of textured minerally fruit acid.
Established in 1978 by Tim and Judy Finn, Neudorf use sustainable practices and the winery is accredited under the Sustainable Winery NZ scheme, which Tim was instrumental in establishing back in the early 80’s. Winemaker Todd Stevens aim is always to allow the site to speak. Great wines have a basis of fruit concentration, length and sense of place – characters which can be formed only in the vineyard.
91 points, Rebecca Gibb MW, Decanter “There’s always something earthy and savoury about Neudorf’s Chardonnays, and Rosie’s Block…is an excellent value alternative to its Moutere Chardonnay. Grown on the Moutere clay gravels and wild-fermented in barrel (15% new), the result is a round, creamy, mid-weight Chardonnay offering spiced apples with subtle hints of hazelnut and flint. There’s a slice of lemon-fresh acidity which brings a brightness to the medium-length finish. Drinking Window 2018 – 2024″
Five Stars, Michael Cooper, NZ Wine Buyers Guide “An elegant wine, with a highly fragrant, complex bouquet, it has intense, citrusy, apple-y flavours, a slightly creamy texture and a crisp, tight, lasting finish.”
94 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front “Layers of tropical fruit and peachy goodness, spiced biscuits, gentle flinty smokiness. Silky and rich in flavour, with a core of grapefruity acidity, and a wee bit of chalkiness pulling the finish into shape. Subtle yoghurt flavour in the mix too. Lovely graceful style balancing flavour with finesse.”
RRP $42 BRAND NEW VINTAGE .. SPECIAL 6 PACK BUY Only $31.99 when you buy 6*
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