While the “cool tropical” signature of Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc is unmistakable, our descriptors (stately, generous, hints of fresh
brioche) are not your classic New Zealand Sauvignon indicators.It’s a clue to the surprising vintage of early ripeness but lower
The acidity is well contained and supported by a bowl of semi-tropical fruits (cherimoya, banana passionfruit ). It is quite delicious, imbued by a sense of completeness and fulfilment. The first glass leaves the palate with a refreshing tingle and a hint of
Our Sauvignon is grown on the alluvial gravels down on the plains, rather than the clay gravels of the Moutere Hills,home to our
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Albariño.
In the winery we use a significant percentage of wild ferment, and this along with 20% barrel fermentation allows us to moderate the high tone nature of the variety. Instead we are searching for a complex aromatic while still remaining varietal and providing enough textural interest to allow the wine to be versatile with food.
As our national palate for Sauvignon Blanc evolves it is worth revisiting if you have tired of the traditional “acid Queen, nettle and gooseberry blockbusters”. Many of today’s more adventurous winemakers (and wine drinkers) are exploring new roads and less obvious styles. The results may titillate your interest once again.Drink with anticipation of rediscovering a long lost love. Add Kai Moana or a roast cauliflower salad.