Vineyard: Seifried Rabbit Island Vineyard
Sugar at Harvest: 22.9°Brix
Date of Harvest: Late March 2018
pH of Wine: 3.20
T.A of Wine: 6.7g/L
Residual Sugar: 4.0g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes
Our Rabbit Island vineyard is situated on a wide river flat. The soil is gravelly loam which is very sandy and free draining. These vineyards are about 1.5 kilometres from the sea which helps moderate temperatures.
The fruit in our 2018 Seifried Nelson Pinot Noir Rosé comes from our Rabbit Island vineyard where our Pinot Noir vines are over thirty years in age and are showing great maturity and depth of flavour. The parcels were picked incrementally in March 2018 at peak of flavour and phenolic ripeness. The de-stemmed fruit had a two day cold maceration period before juice was drained from the fermentors to blend the Rosé. The drained juice was settled, warmed and inoculated for a clean, crisp fermentation to retain lovely Pinot Noir fruit characters. The wine had an extended period on light lees before being stabilised and bottled in November 2018.
The 2018 Seifried Nelson Pinot Noir Rosé is delightful and flagrant. Summer strawberries, floral and white peach notes come through on the nose and palate leaving a crisp refreshing finish.