Neudorf Home Block Single Vineyard Moutere Chardonnay (2020)

Powerful but not overblown, with intense flavours woven with lively acidity, this multi-faceted Nelson wine has a reputation second to none among New Zealand Chardonnays. Grown in clay soils threaded with gravel at Upper Moutere, it is hand-harvested from mature vines, fermented with indigenous yeasts, and lees-aged, with regular stirring, for a year or more in French oak barriques (10 per cent new in 2020). Bright, light yellow/green, the 2020 vintage (5*) is a weighty, subtle wine. Still youthful, it has deep stonefruit flavours, gently seasoned with biscuity oak, slightly creamy notes, and a finely poised, dry, lasting finish. A thought-provoking wine with obvious potential, it's well worth cellaring to 2025+. Certified organic.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $85 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Super Classic.

When to drink: 2025

Reviewed July 2022

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