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• 4 Stars: Winestate Magazine November/December 2013
Vineyard: Brightwater and Redwood Valley Vineyard
Sugar at Harvest: 21.8°Brix
Date of Harvest: Late April 2013
pH of Wine: 2.96
T.A of Wine: 8.4g/L
Residual Sugar: 15g/L
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes
The Brightwater Vineyard 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, leaves were removed to allow light penetration and air movement around the fruiting zone.
The unirrigated Redwood Valley Vineyard is situated on a gently sloping, north facing clay site - the vines range in age from 10 to 30 years. Vertical shoot positioning helps to expose the berries to sunlight, thus getting maximum intensity and optimal ripeness.
The 2013 Seifried Riesling is a blend from both our Brightwater and Redwood Valley Vineyards. The Brightwater fruit delivers powerful varietal floral characters and a real fruit purity, while the Redwood Valley fruit brings more textual components to the palate. In this vintage, the combination of the two vineyard parcels gives a greater wine than a single site alone.
Delicate fruit flavours and aromas were retained from the vineyard using careful canopy management. Grapes were picked at optimal ripeness in good condition. Fruit was de-stemmed and pressed immediately after harvest and a cool fermentation was initiated in stainless steel tanks to retain the clean aromatic fruit characters. The wine was then blended, stabilised and bottled in late June 2013.
The 2013 Seifried Riesling has floral notes alongside crisp lemon-lime aromas. The palate has concentrated fruit and an off-dry finish with minerally acidity leaving a long persisting flavoursome finish.