A new addition to the Neudorf portfolio.
Winery Notes (2019 Vintage)
"The inaugural Tiritiri Chardonnay comes from three sites within the Moutere Hills, including the young vines of Neudorf’s own Rosie’s Block.
Drinking this wine suggests to me what it might be like to surf those waves off Raglan. On the nose – ocean sea spray, waxy native florals entwined with white peaches. These flavours are brought though to the palate along with notes of fennel & yuzu pith. The wine flirts with an exquisite balance of minerality & precision. There is a refreshing surge of acidity that is held together brilliantly with a framework of oak & fruit concentration – all riding the wave in sync.
A Chardonnay to be gently chilled, generously shared & enjoyed with anything that takes you back to the seaside in summer, maybe for a surf, a cast, or a wander."
Rated Excellent & 93/100 Cameron Douglas MS, November 2020 (2019 Vintage)
"Enticing bouquet with aromas of California peach and sweet meyer lemon, no mistaking the floral layer with fresh wild flowers then a core of minerality and freshness. There’s a leesy soft oak complexity adding depth and allure. On the palate – youthful, tense, ripe and dry. Weighty and nearly full-bodied with a crisp texture and plenty of acidity tempered by flavours of stone fruit and citrus. Fine fruit and wood tannins with a leesy texture. Well made, youthful and complex. best drinking from late 2021 through 2027."