Neudorf Tiritiri Nelson Chardonnay 2022 $28

Paired with Annabel Langbein’s Greek Lemon Chicken Traybake in the NZ Herald Canvas Mag Aug 12 2023

Grown on the Moutere Clay Gravels, crafted inside a 100% solar-powered winery then packaged in a new, lightweight glass bottle, this gorgeous chardonnay is absolutely crammed with brightness, energy and electric flavour sensations. It’s outstanding with this lemony chicken dish for a zillion reasons, but all you need to know is careful barrel fermentation by Neudorf’s 10year veteran winemaker Todd Stevens has injected toasty, nutty complexity that washes across punchy peach and pineapple layers and that drives an exceptionally delicious finish across even the most tired tonsils. It’s rich, juicy, saturated with stonefruit and I reckon buy it or forever kick yourself.