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The 2020 Tiritiri Rose by Neudorf is dry, yet juicy and packed with flavour making it a serious Pinot Noir Rose that deserves to be treated as a great food wine rather than a light quaffing wine - even though it is so dangerously easy to drink you can do that too!
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The 2019 Neudorf Home Block Moutere Chardonnay is one of the very best they have produced, with flavours that are elegant and acidity that is precise, while capturing the powdery minerality of the Moutere clay soils,
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The perfectly ripe fruit is balanced with juicy acidity and a touch of astringency in the long finish. For a dry wine this outstanding Rose is richly textured and a perfect food wine and is dangerously easy to drink.
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The rich pear flavours are balanced with nice spicy phenolics and delightful acidity. The balance between intense fruit characters, juicy acid and the dry finish is a tightrope walked with precision.
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The beautiful, weighty texture on the palate hints at the intensity of flavour to come, flavours that reflect the aromas. The flavours are mouth-wateringly delicious flavours and are balanced with a touch of freshness.
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This Nelson Sauvignon Blanc is simply packed with bright, clean fruit flavours wrapped around a beautiful ripe-acid backbone. The streak of acidity that runs through the palate is crisp and juicy.
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This is a wonderfully well crafted Central Otago Pinot Noir, the winemaker has let the fruit shine while adding complexity with delicately judged use of oak. A delicious wine that delivers on all fronts - flavour, texture and simple drinkability.
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Add a twist of sweet liquorice, delicious acidity and silky tannins and you have one very serious Pinot Noir.
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I love this style of chardonnay, rich and packed with flavour but with delightfully fresh acidity and not a hint of overt sulfides in sight, they are just there for complexity.