Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc 2017
After several days of drinking beer, finding a restaurant in Bangkok with a good wine list felt like winning the lottery. We had our best meal at TAAN BANGKOK on the top floor of the Siam@Siam Hotel, featuring organic ingredients from around the country. The focused wine list offers an interesting array of wines from Australia, New Zealand and Europe, all of which are organic, biodynamic, or natural. Soaring temperatures and spicy food called for a white wine, and Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc 2017 was the perfect choice.
Neudorf offers a complexity not found in much of the Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, which is often “cheap and cheery” at best. Twenty percent of this wine is barrel fermented, which adds texture, creaminess and a touch of spice. Sixty five percent is wild ferment, meaning only naturally occurring yeast is used in the winemaking process. This helps to create more interesting textures and flavors than you would otherwise expect. Although this Sauvignon Blanc is bone-dry, alongside spicy, citrusy food a sense of fruit sweetness comes to the forefront of the palate with each sip.
Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc 2017: This wine has aromas of lemon-lime, fennel bulb, and rose petal. Brilliant acidity is evident from first sip, with flavors of passion fruit, grapefruit, mango, and guava rolling across the palate. It is round in the mouth and offers a bright, lemon-laced finish.