Vineyard: Seifried Edens Road Vineyard
Sugar at Harvest: 21.5°Brix
Date of Harvest: Late March early April 2016
pH of Wine: 3.26
T.A of Wine: 6.0g/L
Residual Sugar: 1.8g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes
The Edens Road vineyard is in an extremely stony area where water and nutrient levels are low. This helps us to restrict the plants vigour and to crop at low levels. To further enhance the aromatics, leaves were removed to allow light penetration and air movement around the fruiting zone. Our Edens Road 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 ripening the Grüner Veltliner fruit.
‘Grüner’ is the most widely planted white grape variety in Austria which is Hermann Seifried’s homeland. We were thrilled to finally be able to grow Grüner Veltliner here in New Zealand after it had passed through the long quarantine process. In 2008 we chose our Brightwater Vineyard to plant a small area of these very special vines. More recently, we have established Grüner Veltliner vines in our Edens Road vineyard. The 2016 vintage Grüner Veltliner is blended as a single vineyard parcel from our Edens Road vineyard.
Grüner Veltliner is the famous aromatic grape variety from Austria. Our New Zealand version takes advantage of our very agreeable growing conditions for this grape where the grapes were grown under Hermann Seifried’s care and watchful eye. The 2016 Grüner Veltliner is delicately fragranced and supple with melon and pear notes.
"Gently aromatic with fragrances of sweet grass, citrus, apple, green pear and sweet radish. On the palate – the flavours remain with addition of intense white pepper, plenty of acidity and sweet green pea. Completely varietal and true to the variety – a natural and great example. Drink now and through 2021."
92 Points - Cameron Douglas MS, November 2017