Neudorf’s belief is that great wines come from the heart, as well as the head. Founders Tim and Judy Finn were self-admittedly fresh from the ‘back to the land’ movement of the late sixties when they set up Neudorf Vineyards, with the aim of making wines with integrity. Organics are ‘the very heart of Neudorf’, and the winemaking team’s desire to tread gently is reflected in every decision they make. All Moutere blocks are either certified or in conversion. But Neudorf’s commitment to sustainability doesn’t stop there: there are a number of green initiatives in place, from switching to lightweight bottles, to composting all winery and food waste, to using a flock of sheep to compost, mow and fertilise their vineyards. The winery is also part of the ‘Family of Twelve’, a group of New Zealand winemakers who are determined to maintain individuality and character in their wines.
Named after Tim and Judy’s daughter Rosie, the block sits on a slightly higher elevation to the Home Block just 1km away. This Chardonnay is a sibling to what is deemed the keystone in our portfolio – Neudorf Home Block Moutere Chardonnay. Rosie’s Block Moutere Chardonnay offers a crystalline, concentrated experience. Although elegant and refined the mouthfeel of this modern Chardonnay washes across the palate with the persistence of waves lapping at the shoreline. An even balance of white summer fruits weighted against a saline minerality come together framed in the perfect amount of oak. There is heady, evening haziness intertwined with a lick of frisky acidity, in classic Neudorf fashion. Delicious to enjoy on it’s own but also great with salmon.