Sauvignon Blanc, Neudorf, 75cl
Tim and Judy Finn planted their first vines in 1978, alongside the tiny hamlet of Neudorf, established by German settlers in 1842. While the Finns initially earned an international reputation for their concentrated, minerally Chardonnay and taut, racy Riesling, it is their elegant and complex Pinot Noir which has attracted recent attention.
"Many Sauvignon Blancs hold a dollop residual sugar to “reinforce” the concentration, and to balance the high acidity. At Neudorf we prefer our Sauvignon to be dry, with concentration and length reflecting our low cropping rates, and a degree of mid palate texture and creaminess from a portion of (neutral) barrel ferment. We also tend to release our Sauvignon late…this gives the wine time to soften and evolve."
Aromatic & Zesty
2016 / 2017
Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc 2014. “Neudorf is One of New Zealand’s most reliable names. This 2014 has a beautifully textured and rounded palate of guava, lemongrass and peach brightened by subtle toasty oak, leesy complexity and zingy acidity. Far removed from a stereotypical Kiwi Sauv Blanc, and one that will age well. 18.25 pts/20 (94/100)” Decanter.com