Neudorf Chardonnay Moutere 2008
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!"
Editorial Reviews for Neudorf Chardonnay Moutere
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
External Reviews for Neudorf Chardonnay Moutere
A Chardonnay wine from Nelson in New Zealand. 2008 Neudorf Chardonnay Moutere 750ml
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.
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