Nelson Würzer 2009
Awards & Reviews
• 3 Stars: Winestate Magazine 2009
• 'A Few Gems' by Rebecca Taylor
Vineyard: Seifried Redwood Valley Vineyard
Sugar at Harvest: 22.8°Brix
Date of Harvest: 18 March 2009
pH of Wine: 3.17
T.A of Wine: 7.6g/L
The unirrigated Redwood Valley Vineyard is situated on a gently sloping, north facing clay site; the vines were planted in 1999. Vertical shoot positioning helps to expose the berries to sunlight, thus getting maximum intensity and optimal ripeness.
We grow only a few rows of the fragrant Würzer grape variety on our clay soiled Redwood Valley Vineyard. We proudly make the only Würzer in New Zealand! The aromatic cross is only planted in very small quantities, even in its home country of Germany.
After harvest, the grapes were de-stemmed and pressed quickly to retain the clean freshness of the variety. The clear juice was inoculated with a pure yeast strain and then a cool, temperature controlled fermentation began. The fermentation was stopped prematurely to allow natural residual sweetness in the wine.
The Würzer has created quite a stir in the four years we have been producing it and this very special wine now has quite a following.
The 2009 vintage displays the distinctive, pretty fragrant nose with soft petals and ripe summer stone fruits. The palate has luscious fruit weight with mineral characters and a sprinkling of spice. 14g/L natural residual sugar perfectly balances the freshness of the acidity, leaving a clean finish.
Bottle Size: 750ml