100% Chardonnay from Neudorf Rosie's Block and Home Block in the Upper Moutere, with small lots from the Moutere, located in the Nelson region.
Fruit was whole bunch pressed with minimal settling. Fermentation with wild yeast in 15% new French oak barrel, medium toast. Maturation for 10 months on full lees with monthly battonage. Malolactic fermentation with no fining and coarse filtration before bottling.
A quietly confident entry with nuances of nectarine and dried apricot supporting a necklace of thyme, lime leaf and wild herbs. Suave handling of oak is elegant and restrained. The palate is full, lively and energetic with a nervy finish leaving a trail of citrus leaf and nicely integrated acid. Precise and polished exhibiting classic “Neudorf” notes.
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