Neudorf Moutere Nelson Chardonnay 2013

Chardonnay from New Zealand – Nelson
Review Date - 03-Nov-2014

19.5/20

Hand-picked Mendoza clone fruit from the Neudorf ‘Home’ and ‘Hill’ blocks on Moutere clay gravel soils, WBP and barrel-fermented with high solids by indigenous yeasts to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 25% new French oak, the wine undergoing batonnage and 100% MLF. The wine was given a further 4 months on fine lees in tank. Full, even straw-yellow colour with pale gold hues. This has a full, deep, fresh and vibrantly fruited nose with elegantly concentrated aromas of rich and ripe yellow stonefruits infused with citrus fruits, nuts, mealy and biscuity elements, and delicate floral-lifted flinty nuances. Medium-full bodied, beautifully detailed and subtle layers of ripe citrus and yellow stonefruits are melded with flinty, nutty, and mealy notes. Layers of interest unfold and build to a crescendo of flavours. The mouthfeel has excellent acidity, freshness, sweetness and liveliness, the palate flowing with poise and tension. Refined in texture, the concentration and line lead the wine to a very long, sustained finish with an array of complex flavour nuances. This is a beautifully vibrant and poised Chardonnay with a full array of complex flavours. Serve with seafood, white meat dishes over the next 5-6+ years. 661 cases made. 19.5/20 Nov 2014 RRP $64.00

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