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• Pure Silver: Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2014, NZ
• Silver: New York World Wine & Spirit Competition 2014, USA
• Silver: New World Wine Awards 2014, NZ
• Silver: NZ International Wine Awards 2014
• Silver: Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2015, NZ
Vineyard: Seifried Redwood Valley and Brightwater Vineyards
Sugar at Harvest: 22.0°Brix
Date of Harvest: Mid - Late March 2014
pH of Wine: 3.20
T.A of Wine: 5.8g/L
Residual Sugar of Wine: 12.0g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes
The majority of the 2014 Seifried Pinot Gris comes from our Redwood Valley and Brightwater Vineyards with a touch (10%) coming from our Rabbit Island Vineyard and 4% coming from our exciting new Clover Road Vineyard.
The unirrigated Redwood Valley Vineyard is situated on a gently sloping, north facing clay site which optimises the heat of the sun. These Pinot Gris vines have root systems going deep into the clay which have been established over the past 3 decades.
The Brightwater vines are grown in an extremely stony area of the vineyard, where water and nutrient levels are low. This helps us to restrict the plants vigour and to crop at low levels. To further enhance the aromatics we removed leaves to allow light penetration and air movement around the fruiting zone.
Several parcels of Pinot Gris went into this blend. Pinot Gris was harvested from vineyard blocks comprising differing soils and micro-climates, as well as different aged vines. The parcels were harvested and fermented separately prior to blending at a much later stage. The resulting wine has a broad palate and is full flavoured, bringing a unique and complex spectrum of characters to the finished wine.
The 2014 Seifried Pinot Gris has a gorgeous nose with elements of ripe fruits gentle spice and soft floral notes. The palate is broad with lovely flavours and moderate weight phenolics framing winter pear and quince paste characters. A lovely long finish remains.