by Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, NZ, August 2012.
Seifried Nelson Grüner Veltliner 2011: "It’s a lovely youthful wine showing delicate aromas of floral, citrus and white peach. The palate is beautifully ripe with bright acidity and a lingering finish. More expressive than most Grüners, this should evolve nicely over the next few years. Grüner Veltliner is a grape from Austria, and has the generosity of Chardonnay and the fragrance of Pinot Gris/Viognier, with a Riesling-like freshness, so it’s a difficult grape to describe but it makes a pretty tasty wine.
Seifried also make other delightful varities: Wurzer, a fragrant white wine with juicy flavours, and Zweigelt, an appealing medium-bodied red with a pleasant dry finish, proving that they are much more than makers of outstanding mainstream wines."
by Raymond Chan, July 2012
"As a very new winegrowing country, New Zealand faces the acute issue of succession in winemaking businesses. The ‘old world' with its history and sense of tradition living on the land for generations has not experienced this to the same degree, though the last five decades with a large proportion of populations shifting to urban centres has seen a less keen uptake of family agricultural operations. We don't have the tie to the land here, and many vineyard and wineries don't have anyone to continue the business..."
by John Hawkesby, NZ Herald - 10 September 2011
"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.”
by Jo Burzynska, VIVA, New Zealand - 4 May 2011
Seifried Nelson Grüner Veltliner: "Austrian grape, grüner veltliner is the latest new vine on the block creating real excitement in our vineyards. You can see why when you try a promising example like this from Austrian ex-pat Hermann Seifried, which has seductively succulent stone fruit and mandarin notes, laced with fragrant incense-like spice and white pepper backed by brisk lemon and lime."
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