Neudorf Nelson Chardonnay 2014

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 20-Jun-2015
Bright, even, light straw-yellow colour with some depth, lighter edged. This is very elegant and refined on the nose with tightly bound aromas of white and yellow stonefruits melded with citrus fruit notes forming a concentrated core. Layers of nutty and mealy notes unfold, along with barrel-ferment complexities, minerals, smoke and a little flinty detail. Medium-bodied, rich and concentrated flavours of yellow stonefruits and citrus fruits are entwined with nuts, flint and mealy elements, along with savoury, creamy, barrel-ferment notes. The fruit depth is balanced and enlivened by crisp, lacy acidity. As the wine flows, the fruit sweetness grows, with some alcoholic power and fine textures guiding the wine to a very long, vibrant and juicy finish with citrus fruit and nutty nuances. This is an elegant, concentrated, rich and refreshing Chardonnay with layers of complex flavours. Serve with roasted poultry and pork over the next 5+ years. Fruit from the Neudorf ‘Home Block’, ‘Rosie’s Block’ and other Moutere sites, clones Mendoza, 15, 95, 8021 and 548, hand-picked, WBP and indigenous yeast barrel-fermented with high solids to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months on lees with batonnage, undergoing 100% MLF. 2,383 cases made. 18.5/20 Jun 2015 RRP $33.00

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