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Established in 1978 on a shoestring, this iconic New Zealand producer is now considered one of the country's top producers, especially of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
The Nelson region and the Moutere area in particular is one of New Zealand's sunniest regions. Estate vineyards are located in both Moutere Hills and Brightwater. Winemaking is directed by owner Tim Finn and John Kavanagh.
2008 Neudorf Tom’s Block Nelson New Zealand Pinot Noir
13.5% alc., 4,080 cases, $30, screw cap. Imported by The Country Vintner Inc., Ashland, VA. Owners Tim and Judy Finn, winemaker John Kavanaugh. Wild yeast fermentation, aged 11 months in French oak barrels, bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately light reddish-purple robe. Very shy redder fruits on the nose with notes of sweet oak and dried apple. Mediumweighted flavors of red berries including cranberry with a hint of spice box. Smoothly textured with dusty tannins. This wine has some charm but at present the flavors trump the aromas. Good. Reviewed November 7, 2010 ARTICLE »
2007 Neudorf Moutere Nelson New Zealand Pinot Noirneud
14.0% alc., 630 cases, $48, screw cap. Imported by The Country Vintner Inc., Ashland, VA. Wild yeast fermentation, aged 11 months in French oak barrels, bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Demure but pleasing aromas of darker cherry and berry fruits including black currants with a subtle underpinning of oak. The dark fruit veers to the ripe side but is very tasty. Seamless with a refreshing acid tang on the finish. Even better the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle offering an impressive display of fruit and a peacock finish. Worth a search. Reviewed November 7, 2010 ARTICLE »
2003 Neudorf Moutere Nelson New Zealand Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., screw cap. · The elegant nose of dark berries and exotic woods is refreshing. The dark cherry and blackberry fruits are delicately presented, finishing with notable ripe tannins. An impressive effort. Reviewed April 6, 2006