Neudorf Toms Block Pinot Noir 2019


Neudorf Toms Block Pinot Noir 2019 from 8wines

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Cellar for up to 8 years. No need to decant before serving. Nelson is New Zealand’s sunniest wine region and has largely escaped mass production winemaking thanks to its isolated setting at the northern tip of the South Island. Pioneers Tim & Judy Finn founded one of the area’s top boutique wineries here in the late 1970s in the Moutere sub-region. Today they specialise in producing premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay made without any vineyard irrigation thanks to the excellent clay soils which retain plenty of moisture. Tom’s Block Pinot Noir is a magnificent single vineyard grown on the estate’s signature Moutere clay soils which help emphasise the elegance and rich red fruit character of the variety. The fruit is all harvested by hand to maximise quality and fermented with wild yeasts in open top fermenters. Ageing takes place in French oak barrels for 10 months followed by blending, racking and bottling. The result is a complex, multi-layered Pinot that opens with delicate notes of raspberries, sour cherry and cranberries underscored by hints of baked earth, dried herbs and spice. On the palate there’s a medium body, bright acidity and clean, pure finish culminating in attractive red fruit flavours which linger on the tongue.


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