90 Points (4.5 Star) - Wine Orbit, Sam Kim, September 2023
Vineyard: Seifried Edens Road Vineyard
Sugar at Harvest: 21.9° Brix
Date of Harvest: Late March 2023
pH of Wine: 3.08
T.A of Wine: 8.8g/L
Residual Sugar of Wine: 12.1g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes
The 2023 Old Coach Road Riesling is from our Edens Road vineyard. This vineyard is situated 15km 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.
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 2023 Old Coach Road Nelson Riesling is beautifully aromatic showing mandarin blossoms and hints of crystallized ginger. The palate has poise and tension with bright youthful natural acidity, perfectly complementing the off-dry citrus flavours on the palate.