2013 Neudorf "Tom's Block" Pinot Noir Nelson

SKU #1276264 93 points James Suckling

 Sourced from a plot a short distance from the estate vineyard, this has a similarly concentrated and earthy signature of the Upper Moutere section of the region, but is invariably a lighter, brighter and more singular style of wine from the estate Moutere bottling. Vibrant red cherries on the nose, there's attractive freshness here, some bracken and brown baking spices. Oak is bright but the fruit is on top. The palate is supple and full with really smoothly fleshy texture that holds fine, suspended tannins. Plenty of dark spiced cherry flavor, a flurry of toasty oak and a vibrant, lively kick of dark cherry flavor through the finish. Drink now.

92-93 points Raymond Chan

 Light ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, pale on rim. The nose is very fine and tightly bound with penetrating, ethereal aromas of dark red berry fruits and savoury red floral, dried herb and nutty elements. Some raspberry and liquorice notes unfold. Medium-bodied, this is elegantly concentrated with luscious and aromatic dark red berry fruits with savoury interest, along with dried herbs, minerals and red florals. The fruit combines with fine-grained tannins to form a firm core and structure. The fruit sweetness is enhanced by lacy acidity and the flavours carry to a very long and sustained finish with raspberry liqueur nuances. This is an elegant, finely concentrated Pinot Noir with sweet and gently luscious red berry fruit and some savoury detail. Match with wild duck and pork dishes over the next 6-7+ years. Hand-picked fruit, clones 5, 10/5, 667, 777, 113, Abel and 115, from 84% Moutere clay gravels and 16% Waimea alluvial gravels, 100% destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 22% new French oak. 2,181 cases made.

91 points Bob Campbell

 Reasonably light and attractively perfumed Pinot Noir with red cherry, raspberry and violet flavours. The wine has an appealing purity and delicacy but doesn’t lack power. Approachable now but should continue to offer pleasure for a number of years.

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Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.
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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.
Alcohol Content (%): 14