John Hawkesby Review, NZ
'The Austrian Touch'...
by John Hawkesby, NZ Herald - 10 September 2011.
"There aren't too many New Zealand wineries that have produced more than 35 vintages. For Nelson's Seifried Estate, this year marked their 36th vintage from vines first established in 1973.
Nelson, as a winegrowing region, does not really hang its hat on any one varietal so has a reputation for a wide range of styles unlike, say, Marlborough, Central Otago or Hawkes Bay. It also owes a huge debt to the gentle giant from Austria."
2011 Seifried Nelson Pinot Gris: "In a sea of mediocre pinot gris this is not only well-priced but rich, smooth and deeply satisfying. Intense apricot and almond characters with splashes of spice and herbs. A lovely wine with spring salads and vegetables.”
2010 Seifried Nelson Pinot Noir: “Well-priced, easy earl-drinking and highly quaffable with soft cheery and strawberry characters and a dash of warm spicy oak. A super value summer sipper.”