This Pinot presents intensely concentrated aromas of ripe Bing cherries, black plum, and a hint of damp earth. On the palate, it's full-bodied with vibrant acidity and fine-grained tannins. Lush fruit flavours dominate, layered with notes of sous-bois, black tea, and subtle oak spice. The finish is long and complex, echoing the fruit and earthiness.
Ideal with duck à l'orange, venison carpaccio, or earthy mushroom dishes.
Varietal / Blend: Pinot Noir
Closure: Screw cap
Farming Practices: Organic
In the heart of New Zealand's sunny Nelson, nestled amongst ancient Moutere gravels, lies Neudorf Vineyards. Founded in 1978 by Tim & Judy Finn, Neudorf has become a beacon of Pinot Noir and aromatic excellence. Their philosophy is deeply rooted in sustainability, evidenced by their certified organic and dry-farmed vineyards. Each vine whispers the soul of the terroir, nurtured without excess irrigation or chemical intervention.
Winemaker Todd Stevens, a true alchemist of nature, embraces minimal intervention. He guides the fruit through gentle fermentations, often relying on wild yeasts for unique character. The wines express both vibrant varietal purity and intricate site specificity. Neudorf Pinot Noirs are renowned for their elegance and complexity. Expect a tapestry of ripe dark fruits like blackberry and plum, laced with earthy notes of sous-bois, black tea, and a whisper of oak spice. Juicy acidity and fine-grained tannins create a vibrant framework, culminating in a long, harmonious finish. Chardonnay reveals elegant textures and mineral nuances, while Riesling and Pinot Gris showcase stunning aromatics and pure fruit expression.
Visiting Neudorf is a pilgrimage for discerning palates. Their intimate cellar door, housed in a charming converted barn, offers tastings amidst breathtaking vineyard landscapes. Each sip is an invitation to discover the magic of Neudorf, where nature's artistry meets human dedication, resulting in wines that are both technically impeccable and soul-stirringly authentic. In 200 words, you've tasted the essence of Neudorf.