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Vineyard: Seifried Redwood Valley Vineyard
Sugar at Harvest: 21.6°Brix
Date of Harvest: 1 March 2017
pH of Wine: 3.65
T.A of Wine: 4.7g/L
Residual Sugar: 12.0g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes
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.
Gewürztraminer is an early ripening variety with an aromatic, fragrant bouquet. It is naturally a low yielding vine which can produce wonderful concentration and flavour. After harvest the grapes were de-stemmed and left for a period of skin contact before pressing. The clear juice was inoculated with a pure yeast strain and then a cool, temperature-controlled fermentation began. After fermentation the wine had a brief period on yeast lees before it was racked, clarified and stabilised prior to bottling in late July 2017.
The 2017 Seifried Nelson Gewürztraminer has 12g/l natural residual sugar.
The 2017 Seifried Nelson Gewürztraminer is pure and varietal. The nose has characteristics of ginger, rose petals and Lychees. The palate is flavoursome with layers of fruit weight and well proportioned natural fruit sweetness on the wine leaving a long finish.
“Ripe bright straw. Nice, clean, fragrant, lifted. Juicy, lychee, creamy. Restrained style. Good Finish.”
Simon Nash, MW, WineNZ Magazine, Spring 2017
"No mistaking the fragrances of Gewurztraminer with white fleshed fruits, gentle floral layer and spice; a soft tropical fruit note adds depth. On the palate – juicy, fleshy, rounded almost creamy texture and flavours that reflect the nose. Quite a lengthy finish, balanced and well made. Great food wine – drink now and through 2020."
89 Points - Cameron Douglas MS, November 2017