2011 Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc Nelson

SKU #1094452 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2011 Sauvignon Blanc displays notes of green apple, lemongrass and gooseberry with hints of fresh herbs and dill seed. Medium-bodied, fresh and clean in the mouth, it makes for a vibrantly fruited, refreshing glass, with some savory characters coming through in the long finish. Drink it now to 2014.  (10/2012)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Bright pale yellow. Subdued but fresh on the nose and plate, with peach and spice elements dominating. In a distinctly polite style, with enough juicy intensity to stand up to its pronounced spicy character. Finishes quite fresh, with a positive bitter edge.  (9/2012)

K&L Notes

Intense and highly aromatic, zingy with hints of blackcurrants, pineapple guava and lime with a touch of flinty minerality. Textured upon entry and rolls smoothly across the palate to a full creamy finish.

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Staff Image By: Ryan Woodhouse | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/30/2012 | Send Email
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NZ Sauv Blanc with a difference. This is all about restraint, balance, minerality and complexity. The deep gravel and clay soils of Nelson impart a telling mineral element into this wine. The slightly warmer microclimate of the area means this wine is different from the more pungent Marlborough style and much more in the Bordeaux Blanc vein (without the oak.)Excellent.

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Sauvignon Blanc

- One of the best known "international" varieties originally cultivated in France and considered the parent of, with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon. Sauvignon's wonderfully distinctive aromatics generate some of wine's most colorful descriptors, among them "cat pee," herbaceous, grassy, citrusy the world over. In France, the apex of Sauvignon Blanc production is the Loire Valley, in the appellations of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, where the terroir expresses itself most beautifully through the grape. Sauvignon Blanc is also the leading white grape varietal in Bordeaux, where it is paired with the fatter, richer Sémillon to varying degrees. Relatively easy to cultivate, though more suited to cool climates, Sauvignon Blanc has made inroads in Europe outside of France, especially in Northeastern Italy's Friuli and Alto Adige, but also on the Slovenian border. These lovely wines are often overshadowed by Sauvignon Blanc's achievements in the New World, namely New Zealand, South Africa and California. New Zealand's Sauvignon Blancs, more conspicuously fruity than most French examples, landed the small island nation on the world wine map in the late-1980s and 1990s. South African Sauvignons are one of the most successful international varieties produced in that country and are often quite elegant and affordable. In California, Robert Mondavi managed to, almost single-handedly, created a market for Sauvignon Blanc by renaming his oak-fermented version Fumé Blanc. While some wineries still use the name, California Sauvignon Blanc has secured its place in the California wine pantheon, particularly those from the Napa Valley. Washington State, Chile and Argentina also have considerable plantings of the grape.

New Zealand

- New Zealand is an extremely diverse wine-growing nation. The long history of producing wine started in the 1830s with wineries such as Mission Estate (1850) and Te Mata Estate (1896) still producing wine today. The two islands hold a multitude of different growing climates ranging from warmer areas such as Hawke’s Bay to very cool regions such as Waitaki, and Awatere. Most regions are defined as Maritime with the exception being Central Otago that has a moderate Continental climate with the high elevation creating dramatic diurnal swings in temperature. The plethora of grapes grown in New Zealand reflects this diverse microclimate make up. Everything has a place here, Bordeaux varietals and Syrah in Hawke’s Bay, Chardonnay and Pinot in Nelson, Pinot Noir and Riesling in Central Otago , aromatic whites in Waipara and pretty much everything you can imagine in Marlborough. New Zealand is also one of the “greenest” wine producing nations on earth (94% of wine certified sustainable in 2013) with a strong focus on organic and Biodynamic farming.