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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Neudorf Moutere Pinot Noir 2009
Neudorf Moutere Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 112988)
screw cap wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This 2009 is a lovely dusty velvet color, but Pinot Noir is all about the nose. A swirl in the glass brings forth notes of sweet violets, layers of fruits, chocolate, coffee, and lavender with hints of fine spices; brambles and undergrowth characters summon up distant memories of forgotten summers. The wine is seamless and round with that pinot earthy "savouryness" flowing through the palate. Hints of licorices with a minerality not linked to acidity. The overall effect is one of sweet ripe fruit wrapped with delicate tannins and subtle oak.
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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.