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GOLD: Mundus Vini 2018, Germany
90 Points: Wine Spectator - February 2018, USA
Silver: International Wine Challenge 2018, UK
Silver: New York World Wine & Spirits Competition 2017, USA
Silver: International Wine & Spirits Competition 2017, UK
Vineyard: Seifried Queen Victoria and Brightwater Vineyards
Sugar at Harvest: 20.8°Brix (average)
Date of Harvest: Late March 2017
pH of Wine: 3.31
T.A of Wine: 8.4g/L
Residual Sugar of Wine: 3.88g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes
The 2017 Seifried Nelson Sauvignon Blanc comes predominantly from our relatively new and very promising Queen Victoria vineyard, situated in the heart of Motueka’s fruit growing region. Our Queen Victoria vineyard has seven-year-old vines on very stony, free draining soils and produces bright, exuberant fruit characters.
The remaining portion comes from our Brightwater vineyard. This vineyard is exceptionally stony with free draining soils,which is very hard on the farm equipment. The large stones however are vital for holding the warmth of the Nelson sun and for ripening the grapes. Lively fruit characters are evident in fruit harvested from this block.
Aromatic and fresh Sauvignon Blanc flavours were encouraged prior to vintage through careful canopy management. The 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 2017 Seifried Nelson Sauvignon Blanc has layers of varietal intensity. The nose is powerful and inviting with gooseberry and citrus notes. The palate has generous passionfruit, dried herbs and stonefruits with a long fresh finish.
"Fruity, varietal, generous and energised bouquet with aromas and flavours of lemon, tangerine and citrus peel, fresh herbs and pineapple flesh. Vibrant and refreshing on the palate with abundant acidity and satin texture, lengthy finish. Drink now and through 2021."
91 Points - Cameron Douglas MS, December 2017
“Complex, with toasted hay and honeysuckle notes that mingle with a whiff of smoke up front, giving way to succulent apricot, dried pineapple and tangerine flavors. Juicy and refreshing. Drink now...”
90 Points - MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator - February 2018