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2015 Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc

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Get Savvy with your wine buying and jump onto this stylish Sauvignon from Neudorf winery in Nelson. This is not as full throttle as the Marlborough Sauvignon style but a perfect food style that’s creamy and textured with great power and intensity. Get a kilo of mussels and steam them using this wine, add some cream and garlic and bingo, food and wine matching heaven. Its shows guava and citrus before a full palate and crisp acid finish.

Winemaker's Notes

This iteration of Neudorf’s Sauvignon Blanc shows a nose of exquisite orange blossom with an undercurrent of summer herbs.

This wine speaks with one voice, nothing is intrusive or out of place. The pure fruit pushes across the palate to an extended and full mineral finish.

It is refreshing and mouth filling. Dry but contains excellent weight of fruit on the palate. An example of the new Sauvignon Blanc where restraint and purity are primary motivators.

The word is elegance.

Drink – the renaissance of Sauvignon Blanc brings a wine which is suited to a wider range of places and foods. This is a Sauvignon Blanc for the table.

Alc/vol: 13.0%

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2015 Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc

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Raymond Chan (2016 Vintage) says
Bright light straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, pale on the rim. The nose is fresh with tightly bound aromas of gooseberry and green stone fruits melded with piquant fresh herbs, cut grass and minerals, forming a firm and intense core. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate possesses fresh, lively and succulent flavours of gooseberries and green stone fruits melded with herbs and minerals. This has a good core with depth. The mouthfeel is bright, lively and poised with refreshing, lacy acid tension. The wine flows along a very fine-textured phenolic line, carrying to a thirst-quenching, lingering finish of gooseberries and green stone fruits. This is a tightly concentrated and firm, thirst-quenching Sauvignon Blanc with juicy fruit gooseberry, green stone fruit and herb flavours and a fine-textured line. Match with salads and vegetables, and Mediterranean fare over the next 2+ years. Fruit from the ‘Balquidder’ vineyard, Waimea Plains, 80% fermented in stainless steel and 20% in seasoned oak, 65% by indigenous yeasts to 13.0% alc. and dryness, the wine aged on gross lees.
90
Bob Campbell MW (2016 Vintage) says
Aromatic and quite concentrated Sauvignon Blanc, with an intriguing mix of lemon zest, subtle tree fruit, nectarine and a suggestion of savoury, nutty character. Complex, linear and long. Very appealing wine.
2016 - 2021
94
Mike Bennie (2014 Vintage) says
ine mesh of dried herbs, passionfruit sweetness, fresh cut stone fruit and talc – a very attractive perfume sets the wine up. Has a lightness and freshness that is immediately appealing to taste; though there is concentration in crisp, fruit flavour, a trim of chalkiness holds the wine tight and trim, and a dusting of peppery spice makes it more interesting. ‘Classically styled’, but next level. Great!
The Wine Front
93
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
One of the later release sauvignon wines, this is left on lees for a little longer to work some texture into the equation. Classic passionfruit, some fine mineral notes, gravelly and savoury too. The palate texture is superb with flinty crisp flavour and soft, rounded edges. Great acidity and convincing length.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
93
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; a richly textured bouquet with a subtle hint of oak and sweet fruit running from conventional aromas into nectarine, but without any flabbiness. The palate, likewise, is rich and fleshy yet not heavy; even the most hardened opponent of Sauvignon Blanc could not fail to enjoy this wine, particularly when you arrive to the richly textured back palate and finish.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998
93

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