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Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc 750ml 2012     
Sku: 1840433

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Widely recognized as one of the premier wineries in Nelson, Neudorf Vineyards was established in 1978 by Tim and Judy Finn when New Zealand.s wine industry was still in its infancy. The project was a true labor of love; the couple initially managed 3 jobs each and 4 mortgages to realize their vision. Driven by a .back to the land. movement, the team at Neudorf believes that great wines have a basis of fruit concentration, length and sense of place which can only be formed in the vineyard. They feel their primary task is to grow grapes which express the site, then take the essence of that fruit and preserve it as wine. It is with a light hand that the winemakers play with balance and complexity along the way to ultimately produce award-winning wines of finesse and character. The vineyards are situated 46 miles west of Marlborough, Nelson has a cooler climate and much higher rainfall than its more famous neighbor. The maritime influence causes rapid cooling of the grapes at night, nurturing the slow development of flavors and a gradual reduction in fruit acids, making wines of texture and character. These grapes come from the Balquidder and Lord Rutherford vineyards on the Waimea Plains. The alluvial loam soils of the plains are free draining and require irrigation to support grapevines through the dry summer months.

Tasting notes
Aromas and flavors of gooseberries summer stone fruits, minerals, white floral and citrus. Rich and subtle with a juicy core of bright acidity on the finish.

 Wine Advocate 89 points (Oct 2013)
Scented of green beans, tomato leaf and lime leaves over a fresh apple and gooseberry undercurrent, the 2012 Sauvignon Blanc is medium-bodied with a crisp line of acid and plenty of mouth-filling herbal and gooseberry flavors. It finishes long with some earthy/mineral notes coming through. Drink it now to 2015.

Technical notes
The grapes come from the Balquidder and Lord Rutherford Vineyards planted on the Waimea Plains to alluvial loam soils. The berries are crushed and destemmed before pressing, and a small amount is whole cluster pressed for complexity. The juice is cold settled and racked to small batch fermentors using cultured yeasts. Approximately 15% is fermented in neutral oak barrels and left on its lees after which the wine is blended, cold stabilized and then filtered.

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Country: New Zealand
Region: Nelson
Grape Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Type: Still wine
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