Vineyard: Seifried Brightwater and Redwood Valley Vineyards
Sugar at Harvest: 21.1° Brix
Date of Harvest: Late March 2019
pH of Wine: 3.11
T.A of Wine: 6.2g/L
Residual Sugar of Wine: 4g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes
The 2019 Old Coach Road Riesling is a blend from two of our vineyards. Our Brightwater vineyard is situated 15 km from the coast and is sheltered from the south by the Richmond ranges. The ‘soil’ is a combination of rocks and boulders, which is very hard on the farm equipment but vital for holding the warmth of Nelson’s sun and for ripening grapes.
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 2019 Old Coach Road Nelson Riesling is a blend from our Brightwater and older Redwood Valley vineyard. The fruit was harvested, pressed and cool fermented. The Riesling had its ferment stopped just before dryness to bring a slight natural residual sweetness to the wine.
The 2019 Old Coach Road Nelson Riesling is bright and pure on the nose with citrus and sherbet notes. Palate is clean and crisp with grapefruit and stone fruit characters lingering. The wine carries just a few grams of residual sweetness leaving a perfectly balanced finish.
"This is delightfully charming and instantly appealing on the nose showing Gala apple, rockmelon, lemon zest and floral aromas, leading to a flavoursome palate that's bright and lingering. It's pristine and refreshing with a hint of sweetness, making it fabulously drinkable. Style: Medium-dry. At its best: now to 2025."
93 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2020