Winery Notes (2019 Vintage)
"Named after Tim and Judy’s daughter Rosie, the block sits on a slightly higher elevation to the Home Block but only about 1km away. For a long time these vines have been punching well above their weight, so we’re thrilled to release a single vineyard, organically certified Neudorf Rosie’s Block Moutere Chardonnay.
A wine that naturally exudes what we call “Moutereness” – a complex combination of restrained and elegant savoury notes bound together by something that reminds us of a lazy, hazy summer evening. This chardonnay is all about texture – it glides across your palate with an impressive core, beautiful shape and poise.
On the nose and seamlessly woven on to the palate there are notes of familiarity but the wine is so harmonious and intertwined. Oyster shell minerality, cucumber & green tea. Although the oak offers a framework here, there is a humble subtlety to it. The wine finishes with a crystalline & pristine length. A bright, energetic, sophisticated Chardonnay,destined for greatness."
Top 2019 Chardonnay from New Zealand & 97/100 Bob Campbell, The Real Review NZ, February 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"A new label from the older, organically-grown vines (21 years) on Rosie’s Block makes an impressive debut from a very successful vintage. It’s a sophisticated chardonnay that, in style if not in concentration, reminds me of their flagship Moutere Chardonnay. An elegant wine with power and potential."
Rated Outstanding & 95/100 Cameron Douglas MS, January 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"This is a barrel ferment expression and with just 8% new French -in total- used the emphasis is on purity, vine age and refinement with a bouquet voice on site first, a core of fruit second and fine judicious use of oak third. A lovely soft creamy texture on the palate with flavours of fresh orchard fruits and citrus then a youthful squeeze of acidity a lite salty edge. The oak, acidity and alcohol provide a sound foundation and there's a fine spice with an equally fine savoury edginess adding complexity and depth. Delicious. Drink now and through 2027+."
94/100 Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, January 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"Lively, lightly buttery, a little crispness, citrusy and a good splash of nectarine juice. Vibrant chardonnay, clatters along with electric pulse and zesty, zingy feels. Tense, taut and a little flinty-minerally thing going on in texture (and aroma) too. Delicious! Such a joyous chardonnay here in a prettier, lighter frame. Frisky stuff."