Nelson Würzer 2010
Awards & Reviews
• Silver: NZ International Wine Show, NZ. 2010
• 4 Stars & ‘Best of Regional New Zealand’:
Winestate Magazine, Australia, 2011
• 'A Few Gems' by Rebecca Taylor
Vineyard: Seifried Redwood Valley Vineyard
Sugar at Harvest: 24.8°Brix
Date of Harvest: 15 April 2010
pH of Wine: 3.43
T.A of Wine: 6.3g/L
Residual Sugar of Wine: 16g/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.
Our Würzer has developed quite a following in the five years we have been producing it. We proudly make the only Würzer in New Zealand, with just a few rows of the fragrant grape variety on our clay soiled Redwood Valley Vineyard. The aromatic cross is only planted in very small quantities, even in its home country of Germany.
The 2010 vintage was an outstanding harvest in the Nelson region. After a cool and late start to spring, we enjoyed a good growing season with particularly dry and settled weather as the grapes were ripening and during harvest. The fruit was picked in optimal conditions.
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.
Typical for this variety, the 2010 Würzer is highly fragrant with spring blossom and freesia notes lifting from the glass. The palate has juicy tropical fruit characters which complement the 16g/L natural residual sugar. Fine minerally acid runs the length, leaving a crisp flavoursome finish.
Bottle Size: 750ml