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Date Printed: 7/12/2014
Neudorf Moutere Pinot Noir 2010
Neudorf Moutere Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 123262)
screw cap wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/12/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast 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:

Wonderfully deep nose of visceral, dried notes with a hint of licorice and spice, larger red and black fruits and very fine tannins. The wine flows across the palate with ease towards a refined and elegant finish.

Overall impression is of a full yet sleek wine of great structure and integration. Vintage 2010 was a great one for New Zealand Pinot Noir and this Neudorf wine will not disappoint.

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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.