(Note: up to and including the 2018 vintage, this classic wine was labelled Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay.) Superbly rich but not overblown, with arrestingly intense flavours enlivened with fine acidity, this multi-faceted Nelson wine enjoys 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 (15 per cent new in 2019). Bright, light lemon/green, the 2019 vintage (5*) is weighty, with a fragrant, complex bouquet. Highly refined, it has concentrated, very youthful, citrusy, peachy, slightly mealy and biscuity flavours, finely poised and sustained. Certified organic.
Type: White Wines
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $82 NZD
Value for Money: AV
This wine is a Super Classic.