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Neudorf Chardonnay Moutere 2008

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Since founding the estate in 1978 on the north-facing slopes of the Moutere Valley, at the top of the South Island, Tim and Judy Linn have created an international reputation for all their wines: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Riesling. The vineyards are dry farmed on gravelly, clay-rich soils. Nelson is one of the sunniest parts of New Zealand and the warm summers, extending into cooler autumn nights, produce intense and rich-textured wines. The Chardonnay resembles perhaps more closely Burgundy than anything else from New Zealand. Tim politely corrects the observation, upon tasting the Moutere wines that they were "classic Burgundy" with the reply "No, they're classic Moutere!"

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Neudorf Vineyards:
1978 and the New Zealand fine wine industry was almost non existent. We (Tim and I) pioneers-bigwere fresh from the “back to the land” movement of the late sixties. We wanted to make beautiful wine. We figured Tim’s masters in Animal Behaviour along with my unimpressive journalism career would be beneficial. Wrong. However we did have youth (temporary), self belief (unwarra... Read more
1978 and the New Zealand fine wine industry was almost non existent. We (Tim and I) pioneers-bigwere fresh from the “back to the land” movement of the late sixties. We wanted to make beautiful wine. We figured Tim’s masters in Animal Behaviour along with my unimpressive journalism career would be beneficial. Wrong. However we did have youth (temporary), self belief (unwarranted) and friends. At one stage we had four mortgages and three jobs each. Because there was so little known about basic viticulture in New Zealand we planted many varieties to see which ones were best suited to our soils. Merlot came and went as did Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc and the dreaded Muller Thurgau. We were a bit hasty in rejecting Gewürztraminer and may look at that again. But we did it. We, and a whole heap of people – neighbours, family, friends and some fantastic staff. Each left a mark and many have gone onto work in bigger wineries or plant their own vineyard. Today 31 years later and we never feel we have it all sorted. We built our winery in 1980 with the intermittent help of a young chippie from down the road, using macrocarpa milled on site. Adapted from the orginal stables (circa 1850), it has been described by one writer as “an elegant shed” and houses the wine bar, office and white winery. At the back is a vineyard garden featuring an enormous Acer Negundo – perfect for climbing. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Neudorf Chardonnay Moutere

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
4.50 5
12/09/2010

Crisp and hard on the nose with orchard fruits and smoky oak in a linear, focused style. Bright and focused in the mouth with a really precise feel. This shows lovely finesse and balance and, while the oak is obvious, it is balanced by clear, transparent, mineral-laden fruit that keeps this from seeming sticky or sweet. The mid-palate displays peach and apple fruit tones with wonderfully ripe freshness that follow through on the long finish. This is a strict and unforgiving wine! 92pts


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Snooth User: auyeda
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4.00 5
03/10/2013

Four glasses


External Reviews for Neudorf Chardonnay Moutere

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/20/2010

A Chardonnay wine from Nelson in New Zealand. 2008 Neudorf Chardonnay Moutere 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

The 2008 Chardonnay provides a moderate to intense pleasantly wild and funky nose with notes of meal pineapple warm grapefruit struck match baking bread and nuts. The medium bodied palate is toasty and well textured with just enough viscosity crisp acid and a long toasty finish. Approachable now it should drink best 2011 to 2015+. -Lisa Perrotti-Brown Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/15/2011

The 2008 Chardonnay provides a moderate to intense, pleasantly wild and funky nose with notes of meal, pineapple, warm grapefruit, struck match, baking bread and nuts. The medium bodied palate is toasty and well textured with just enough viscosity, c... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Chardonnay wine from Nelson in New Zealand. 2008 Neudorf Chardonnay 750ml



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Since founding the estate in 1978 on the north-facing slopes of the Moutere Valley, at the top of the South Island, Tim and Judy Linn have created an international reputation for all their wines: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Riesling. The vineyards are dry farmed on gravelly, clay-rich soils. Nelson is one of the sunniest parts of New Zealand and the warm summers, extending into cooler autumn nights, produce intense and rich-textured wines. The Chardonnay resembles perhaps more closely Burgundy than anything else from New Zealand. Tim politely corrects the observation, upon tasting the Moutere wines that they were "classic Burgundy" with the reply "No, they're classic Moutere!"

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