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Neudorf Chardonnay 2011

Neudorf Chardonnay 750ml 2011    
Sku: 1845251

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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, the coastal Nelson region 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. The combination of climate and clay/gravel soil type produces a wine of concentration and texture.

Tasting notes
White gold in color, the wine presents notes of stone fruit and citrus, which are subsequently framed on the palate by a pleasant line of minerality and acidity.

Technical notes
The fruit was picked in early April and whole bunch pressed on a gentle press cycle. The juice was lightly settled and run to barrels (20% new) for 11 months. Primary fermentation occurred either spontaneously using indigenous yeasts or with small amounts of cultured yeasts. The wine went through complete malolactic fermentation in spring and stayed on its lees, with some stirring, until it was racked from barrel for bottling in March.

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Regional Varietals:
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Country: New Zealand
Region: Nelson
Grape Varietal: Chardonnay
Type: Still wine
 
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