91 Points (4.5 Star) - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, September 2021, New Zealand
Vineyard: Seifried Brightwater Vineyard
Sugar at Harvest: 22.1°Brix
Date of Harvest: Mid March 2021
pH of Wine: 3.37
T.A of Wine: 6.8g/L
Residual Sugar: 5.8g/L
Our Brightwater Vineyard is exceptionally stony with free draining soils, which is very hard on the farm equipment. The large stones however are vital or holding the warmth of the Nelson sun and for ripening the grapes. Lively fruit characters are evident in fruit harvested from this block.
The fruit in our 2021 Seifried Nelson Pinot Rosé comes from our Brightwater vineyard parcels of fruit were picked incrementally in March 2021 at peak of flavour and phenolic ripeness. Drained juice was settled, warmed and inoculated for a clean, crisp fermentation to retain lovely fruit characters. The wine had brief period on yeast lees before being stabilised and bottled in August 2021.
The 2021 Seifried Nelson Pinot Rosé has a delightful rose-salmon colour. The nose is floral and vibrant, while the palate is smooth and full showing layers of peach, raspberry, and cranberry. Gorgeous for sipping.