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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Neudorf Moutere Pinot Noir 2005
Neudorf Moutere Pinot Noir 2005
(search item no. 96792)
screw cap wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $35.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The color is a splendid robe of ruby velvet, the nose a complex tussy-mussy of nuts, dark full cocoa – chocolate, dried herbs and damp leafy forest floor. This countryside theme continues through the palate, with brambles, roast beef and star anise featuring in a generally savoury ensemble, supported by a building presence of rich fine tannins spreading out through the wine to gradually merge with a cleansing mineral succulence.
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About Neudorf:

Established in 1978 by Tim and Judy Finn, Neudorf Vineyards are nestled in the warm gravelly soils of the Moutere Hills in the Nelson region at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. Surrounded by hop gardens, apple orchards and berry farms, the vineyards’ virgin gravelly soil is of naturally low fertility and retains enough moisture to support grapevines through the dry summer months.

Clear skies allow for rapid cooling at night, nurturing the slow development of flavors in the grapes. This combination of climate and soil type produces long living wines of great intensity, showing concentrated but not overtly fruity characters. Despite an enviable track record and continuing success, the Finns have kept their winery small (around 6,000 cases annually) and devoted to the production of top flight wines.