Selected for the Fine Wines of New Zealand List
Matthew Jukes, UK
"Neudorf makes fabulous Pinot Gris"
Winery notes (2020 Vintage)
"This Pinot Gris is noble. A wine that exudes elegance, Neudorf Home Block Moutere Pinot Gris 2020 is a subtle and wonderful experience to drink.
Rich, round and satisfying. Smelling this wine reminds us of stories from the markets in Marrakesh, an enchanting blend of rose water, cardamom & orange blossom. 100% barrel aged, the palate is long and concentrated. Whilst beautifully filling and oily, the wine is consistently kept in shape with a lick of minerality at the end. This Pinot Gris speaks to Alsace, maybe more so than a typical New Zealand aromatic."
Rated Excellent & 94/100 Cameron Douglas MS, June 2021 (2020 Vintage)
"Complex, pure, enticing and intriguing bouquet with layers of elderflower, fruit spice then fresh green pears and honeysuckle, some apple and leesy complexity. Even better on the palate with a fine mealy texture, fresh acid line and a core of flavours that mirror the nose. Balanced, even, lengthy and delicious. Drinking perfectly from today and through 2025+. An excellent food wine choice as well, suited to salads and vegan dishes, seafood pasta and tomato consommé."
93/100 Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, May 2021 (2020 Vintage)
"This works at a number of speeds, texture is serious, flavour is detailed and compact, green melon, green mango, mint and grassy notes, fennel too. Really lovely. Great lick of chalky pucker. Sophisticated stuff here."
Reviews for previous vintages below…
4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2019 Vintage)
"The youthful 2019 vintage is an estate-grown Nelson wine, fermented with indigenous yeasts (30 per cent in old oak barrels). Bright, light lemon/green, it is fresh and vibrant, with peach, pear and spice flavours, showing a touch of complexity, excellent delicacy and length, and an off-dry (6 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish. Best drinking 2022+."
5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (2018 Vintage)
"Attractive, dry pinot gris with concentrated pear, apple, ginger and subtle honeysuckle flavours. There's also a suggestion of anise. A seamless wine with a silken texture and pleasingly dry finish. Delicious wine."