Neudorf Nelson Chardonnay 2010

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 06-Jul-2011
Brilliant, green-hued, straw-yellow with a pale edge, this is youthful in appearance. The bouquet is still tight, but shows real concentration and density, packed with layers of white stonefruits, mealy nutty elements and complex flinty reduction, and nutty oak, very much in a white burgundy style. A full, powerful and concentrated wine on palate, the complex flavour profile of stoneftuits, nuts and flintiness is balanced by subtle oaking. The wine shows sweetness and succulence, enhanced by lively acidity, which carries through to a sustained finish. Medonza, clones 15, 95 and 8021 from the Moutere ‘Home' block, ‘Rosedale Road', Kina Beach' and ‘Brightwater' whole bunch pressed and fully barrel-fermented by indigenous yeasts to 14.5% alc., the wine aged nearly 10 months in 20% new oak on lees, with 100% MLF. This must be the most complex and powerful Neudorf Nelson Chardonnay to date. It has the potential to develop and reveal more over the next 4-5+ years. Match with rich poultry, pork and veal dishes. 18.5-/20 Jul 2011 RRP $29.20

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