Neudorf `Maggie's Block` Pinot Gris 2013 (12 x 750mL), Nelson, NZ.

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“Approachable, uncomplicated and gentle, with enough purity of flavour and not too much acidity to be overbearing; nobody does Pinot Gris better than Upper Moutere’s Neudorf Vineyards.” John Hawkesby

NZ - Nelson
New Zealand

Winery Tasting Notes

Rosewater and ginger, partial malo, some barrel ferment.

We have to say at the outset this vintage of Maggie’s Block Pinot Gris is quite different to past iterations.bottleMBPG13-small Instead of zingy, crisp notes think rosewater, a touch of ginger and a definite Alsatian influence. It is extroverted, broad, powerful but persistent and well bred.

It starts on the nose with spicy baked pears and some cultured cream alongside. Tasting the wine makes me yearn for a slice of aged gouda but others commented on it’s suitability for mild curries. So take your pick.

Maggie’s Block is down on the plains where the free draining soils which offer different aromatics to the clay gravel Neudorf home and hill blocks. Maggie and Terry Horne own the block and we manage the vines with the same meticulous attention we give to our home vineyards.

As with its darker skinned cousin Pinot Noir Pinot Gris needs to be cropped at low rates, and preferably in a cool climate. Only then will it reveal its unique characters – a surprisingly tactile mouth-feel (glycerol like) and some intriguing flavours, ranging through the pear, nashi, quince spectrum, with a balance of phenolics rather than assertive acidity.

It is these attributes that can make it my wine of choice with Asian – pacific rim foods. As with Gewurztraminer, the delicate somewhat Asian flavours enhance rather than compete with the food, and the low acidity and high phenolics seem to be perfect for the occasion.

And a bit of residual sugar is OK too.

NZ - Nelson
Grape Style
Pinot Grigio / Gris
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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Neudorf Vineyards is regarded as one of New Zealand's finest boutique wineries. Exporting to 16 countries, their wine is listed at some the world's greatest restaurants.

Neudorf's home plantings spill down a gentle north-facing slope overlooking a side branch of the Moutere Valley at the top of New Zealand's South Island. They also grow grapes on the stony alluvial area between the Waimea and Wai-iti rivers at Brightwater, on the Waimea plains south of Nelson.

Vineyard management is driven by the winemaker's desire for ripe flavours and concentrated fruit. A combination of high plant density (up to 5000 vines/hectare) and low production (down to one kilo per vine for Pinot Noir) helps achieve the quality of fruit to create long-lived, intense but elegant wines. New clonal material is consistently being evaluated.

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