Neudorf Moutere Pinot Gris 2017

28-Jun-2018

Neudorf now only makes one Pinot Gris, the ‘Moutere’. having discontinued the ‘Maggie’s Block’ from contract fruit as of the 2016 vintage. Like most growers, Tim and Judy Finn came to Pinot Gris later than the other classical varieties, planting at the start of the 1990s. For quite some time, there were two Pinot Gris wines made: the more conventional ‘Maggie’s Block’, and the ‘Moutere’ which was made with a view to ‘natural balance’. This meant that the Moutere wine fluctuated in residual sugar and alcohol degree to some degree, and there were different, but interesting inputs made. Talking to assistant winemaker Simon McGuire, he says the style has progressed, with earlier picking becoming a feature, and slowly reducing residual sugars, while retaining moderate alcohol. Much depends on how the wild ferment is guided, and of course achieving natural balance. The Moutere Pinot Gris is a limited production wine made from approx. 1.5 ha from the ‘Home Block’ and around 2 ha from the ‘Flaxmore’ block. Here, I review the new release 2017 Moutere Pinot Gris. www.neudorf.co.nz


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