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Neudorf Announce New Label

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Neudorf Vineyards founders Tim and Judy Finn have renamed one of their chardonnays and dedicated it to their daughter – Rosie. Neudorf Rosie’s Block Chardonnay 2015 will be released on April 1st.

Previously this wine was simply Neudorf Chardonnay – a sister wine to the iconic Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay. Winemaker Todd Stevens says the name reflects the block overlooking the Home Vineyard at Neudorf. 

“The mature vines on Rosie’s Block are dry farmed, under organic conversion on north facing Moutere clay-gravel slopes. Parcels from other Moutere hill sites are included in the wine which displays the classic Neudorf stamp of crystalline mineral acidity, pure directional flow and ageability.”

“It is all about structure at Neudorf, we play down winemaker “noise” in favour of letting the site and the variety speak.  With our long gentle summers and cool nights we can allow the wine to go through full malolactic ferment while retaining focus and drive. ”

Todd says Neudorf has a world-wide reputation for superb Chardonnay and this wine is part of that heritage. And Rosie Finn is pretty thrilled to have a wine dedicated to her. Currently working in the wine trade in London she says her roots are in the Moutere.

 “I’ve grown up around wine, I am so lucky to have an extended family of winemakers, viticulturists, French interns and of course Mum and Dad to show me the ropes. I was never made to feel I had to be involved and headed off to complete a degree in design but when I went to London I soon discovered I couldn’t escape my background and became immersed in wine. This wine is a favourite of mine and I’m happy to see my name on the bottle.”

Neudorf Rosie’s Block Chardonnay will be exported to the United Kingdom, United States, Denmark, Sweden, Australia and Germany as well as selling in fine restaurants through New Zealand.

“I haven‘t been offered the role of international ambassador for the wine yet – I might have to work a bit harder on the parents,” says Rosie.

Neudorf Vineyards was planted in 1978 by Tim and Judy Finn and is recognised as one of New Zealand’s finest wineries. Their Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay 2014 was given 100/100 points by Bob Campbell MW, the first time in his career he has done so. Their Neudorf Moutere Pinot Noir is equally famous – Nick Stock writing in James describes it “as one of the most distinctive, consistent and complex pinot noir wines made in New Zealand.”


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