Flaxmore Nelson Pinot Noir 2018

October 2, 2020By Yvonne

Flaxmore Nelson Pinot Noir 2018 $27 Lightly coloured but bright and showing slighty dusty, dried herb notes on the nose which merge with cola and black tea as they lean into the palate. The acidity is upfront and fresh yet the finish has a meaty, savoury character to it. Lightly styled and suited to short … Read More

Flaxmore Nelson Rosé 2019

October 2, 2020By Yvonne

Flaxmore Nelson Rosé 2019 $19.99 Wow! Some more commercial, supermarket-style pinot noir rosés are overly fruity, sweet and lack any sort of tension and tautness. Not this one however.  With a Provençal-like pluckiness, deliciously dry textures and a creaming-soda complexity on the finish. There’s a whiff of wild strawberry and a whomp of quartzy minerality … Read More

Flaxmore Nelson Pinot Gris 2019

October 2, 2020By Yvonne

Flaxmore Nelson Pinot Gris 2019 $22 Stuart and Patricia Anderson craft pinot gris from the French Alsace clone 457 (sounds superflash right?) grown in their Moutere Hills vineyard. Most kiwi pinot gris comes from highly floral German clones, while this French clone creates a stylish, spicy, flavour spectrum studded with softly grainy textures and a … Read More

Neudorf Moutere Pinot Gris 2015

February 23, 2016By Yvonne

Neudorf Moutere Pinot Gris 2015 $29 ★★★★ Winemaker Todd Stevens and viticulturist Richard Flatman have done a cracker of a job creating  pinot gris that smells like pear and apple strudel served with poached quince and cream.  Exotically spicy, chock full of ripe fruit and has a deeply textural mouthfeel that’s fresh and funky.  A … Read More

Neudorf Home Vineyard Moutere Pinot Noir 2010

July 24, 2012By Yvonne

Neudorf Home Vineyard Moutere Pinot Noir  2010 $79  Wow!  Scented with exotic baking spices, cinnamon, black guava, cocoa, rhubarb, succulent tannins and beautifully balanced acidity and lush, sexy length of flavour.   A little more time in the cellar and it’ll be a showstopper for sure.  www.neudorf.co.nz

Neudorf Moutere Pinot Gris 2011

July 23, 2012By Yvonne

Neudorf Moutere Pinot Gris 2011 $30  I love the crushed seashell-like minerality which carries the classic white peach, nashi pear and quince characters across the palate.  It’s a clean, juicy wine with a hint of japonica on the finish which lingers with a tasty, tangy texture.  www.neudorf.co.nz