Neudorf 2011 Moutere and Moutere Dry Rieslings

07-Aug-2012

I have fond memories of visiting Eitelsbach Karhauserhof in the Ruwer in 2005, and after a magnificent tasting of a large selection of the wines, presenting Christoph Tyrell with a Neudorf Moutere Riesling 2003, which I deemed to be one of the finest and most distinctive Rieslings in the country at the time. We were horrified when we saw Herr Tyrell taken aback when he noticed the wine was sealed with a screwcap. We had some explaining to do on why New Zealand had recently adopted screwcap technology.

I didn't recount this tale on a recent trip to Neudorf Vineyards in late July. The visit gave me the opportunity of a long-due catch-up with owners Tim and Judy Finn, and meeting new winemaker Todd Stevens just as he was about to begin his tenure there. (Click here to read by Blog article on the visit.) There, I was served two Moutere Riesling wines from the 2011 vintage, which impressed me immensely, a ‘Moutere Dry' and a ‘Moutere' which had the normal, noticeable residual sugar. This is the first time that Neudorf have released a ‘Dry' for over a decade, the previous being the 2000. The comparison between the two styles is fascinating. My full review of the two wines follows. www.neudorf.co.nz


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