Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"Our Sauvignon is grown on the alluvial gravels down on the Waimea Plains, from Marama Vineyard, owned by Brett and Anna Woodwiss rather than the clay gravels of the Moutere Hills, home to our Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Albariño.
Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc is a unique take on New Zealand’s most planted variety.
Winemaker Todd Stevens pursues complex aromatics while remaining true to varietal characteristics. As with the rest of the Neudorf portfolio textural interest is a major component. In the winery we use 100% wild ferment, and this along with 20% barrel fermentation moderates the high tone nature of the variety.
One the nose a bouquet of bright blossom is underpinned by fresh summer fruits. The feel across the palate is poised, succulent, bracing and sophisticated. This Sauvignon exudes restraint. It is refreshing and textural, alluring and moreish."
89/100 Cameron Douglas MS, February 2020 (2019 Vintage)
"Fragrant, spicy, herbaceous and fruity with aromas and flavours of gooseberry, fresh herbs, pineapple, golden kiwi, grapefruit and apple. Youthful, fresh and vibrant textures with salivating acidity, a fine lees autolysis, a whisper of ginger and tropical fruit flowers. Fruit and herb flavours return. Nice light weight and length. Drink now and through 2022."
Reviews for the 2018 vintage below…
94/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (2018 Vintage)
"Fresh, crisp and tangy sauvignon blanc with bright grapefruit, guava, salty, mineral and ginger flavours. the wine has appealing purity, a pleasing texture and impressive concentration."