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2018 Neudorf Rosie's Chardonnay

2018 Neudorf Rosie's Chardonnay

95 Points Cameron Douglas MS
2018 Neudorf Rosie's Chardonnay
95 Points Cameron Douglas MS

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A lauded and inexpensive expression of Neudorf's wonderful Chardonnay style, this wine was formerly the standard 'Nelson' Chardonnay. Fine and elegant/'taught' with delicate fruit and an effortless chalky-mineral character, this is a style and texture delight. Very food friendly but impeccably delicious by itself as an aperitif, this wine is in demand internationally. Stocks cannot keep up with demand, so do not wait!

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$33.99 in mixed 6+ or $37.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

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

93/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Stylish chardonnay with peach, grapefruit, hazelnut, spicy oak and brioche flavours supported by gentle, fruity acidity. A weighty wine with a pleasingly silken texture."

95/100 Cameron Douglas Master Sommelier

"A calm, even, fragrant bouquet of Chardonnay. A mix of ripe yellow fruits layered between scents of oak with cashew and brown spice then ripe grapefruit and apple. Equally calm on the palate, balanced, even and persistent. Flavours of yellow stone fruit and citrus then roasted nut and cream. The weighty creamy texture is not forced yet is also a wine with a youthful medium+ acidity, a new oak moment and a natural complexity bringing all the attributes together. Lengthy finish and well made.

94/100 Gary Walsh The Wine Front

"They make very good chardonnay over at Neudorf. Reliably good. Floral, perfumed, cashew, mango and stone fruit, spice tucked in. It delivers flavour smoothly, has gloss and glide, but keeps itself nice and tight with some bright citrus acidity and flavour, and flinty highlights. Finish is long and harmonious. It’s a great thing to drink.

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Nelson

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2023

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with FISH
with PORK

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

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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