93 Points (5 Star) - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, September 2023, New Zealand
91 Points - Bob Campbell MW, © The Real Review, therealreview.com
Silver - The New Zealand International Wine Show 2023
Vineyard: Seifried Redwood Valley Vineyard
Sugar at Harvest: 21.4°Brix
Date of Harvest: Late March 2023
pH of Wine: 2.92
T.A of Wine: 8.4g/L
Residual Sugar: 20g/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.
Delicate fruit flavours and aromas were retained from the vineyard using careful canopy management and the grapes were picked at optimal ripeness in good condition. Fruit was de-stemmed and pressed immediately after harvest and a cool fermentation was initiated in stainless steel tanks to retain the clean aromatic fruit characters. The wine was blended and stabilised in June 2023.
The 2023 Seifried Nelson Riesling has beautiful tangerine blossom and candied peel notes on the nose. The palate has a lovely intensity and palate weight. The floral elements, sherbet and well balanced acidity run through the palate leaving a long citrus mineral finish on the wine.