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2015 Neudorf Tom's Block Nelson Pinot Noir

2015 Neudorf Tom's Block Nelson Pinot Noir

5 Stars Raymond Chan
2015 Neudorf Tom's Block Nelson Pinot Noir
5 Stars Raymond Chan

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Seriously elegant Pinot from Neudorf. The Tom's block is quiet icon of a wine: made from Neudorf famous Moutere clays, this wildly inexpensive mid-level wine offers more than a glimpse of the silky, fine-tuned tannins and mineral-laced acidity that we expect from their top Pinot. Long and savoury with delicately bright fruit, this is a harmonious Pinot in a complex, food-friendly style.

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$33.99 in mixed 6+ or $37.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Pinot Noir

Its Origins

Nelson is the sunniest viticultural region in New Zealand. Relatively isolated, it has never developed into large scale production but several wineries have established an excellent reputation for quality. Prime amongst these is Neudorf, created by pioneers Tim & Judy Finn back in the late 1970s. The winery buildings have developed steadily since 1980, and so has the reputation of this excellent producer specialising predominantly in chardonnay and pinot noir. Their flagship wines are designated by the subregion of Moutere.The Neudorf estate, lying on a mix of glacial outwash clay, now represents 12ha, though buys in fruit from a further 30ha (of managed vineyards). The viticulture is sustainable "lutte raisonnée" with organic practices being introduced since 2008. The wines are all made with minimal intervention; hand harvesting, wild yeast, low S02 and soft, supporting oak.

What The Critics Say

5 Stars or 18.5/20 Raymond Chan

"Dark, deep ruby-red colour with some black hues at heart, lighter on the rim. The nose is soft and gently voluminous with already complex aromas of ripe, savoury strawberry, cherry and raspberry fruit entwined with red floral, fresh and dried herbs and nuances of spice and undergrowth. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a richly sweet, vibrant core of dark-red cherry and berry fruit along with dark-red florals and subtle notes of fresh and dried herbs, with spice elements. The fruit is enlivened by fresh, lacy acidity and the mouthfeel possesses energy and vitality. The fruit is underlined by fine-grained tannin extract, providing a positively driven core and line, leading to a fine-textured, sweet-fruited, lingering finish. This is a deliciously rich, sweet-fruited Pinot Noir with dark red berry fruits and herb complexities on a bright, lively, finely extracted palate. Serve with poultry, pork, lamb and beef dishes over the next 5-6 years. Clones 5, 10/5, 667, 777, 113, Abel and 115, from the Neudorf ‘Home’ block, the ‘Flaxmore’ vineyard and ‘Pomona’ vineyard, all in the Upper Moutere, hand-picked, fully destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to13.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 22% new French oak. 18.5+/20 Jun 2017 RRP $33.00" Drink 2017 - 2023

16.5/20 JancisRobinson.com

"Mix of clones grown on Moutere clay gravels. Fruit chilled pre fermentation and 100% destemmed. Indigenous yeast and open-topped fermenters, French oak (22% new) and bottled in March 2016. Healthy mid crimson. Savoury yeast-extract (Marmite) notes on the nose. Vibrant bright fruit and lots of fun. Still quite marked acidity and fine tannins but very promising. Firm spine. Confident, rather dry grip on the palate. But pretty yummy overall, impressively long, and not ridiculously expensive. Not nearly as ambitious as the Moutere Pinot Noir. GV" Drink 2017 - 2022

90/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Medium-bodied pinot noir with dark cherry, plum, berry, spice and anise flavours. Quite a firmly-structured wine that will benefit from a little bottle age. Good food wine 5/6/2017" Drink 2017 - 2022

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Nelson

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2017 - 2023

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with MILD CHEESE
with PORK

Taste

3

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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