Silver - 93 points, International Wine Challenge China, 2019
Silver - AWC Vienna, 2018
Silver - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2018, UK
90 Points - The Wine Advocate, March 2019, USA
90 Points - Wine Spectator, 2019, USA
Vineyard: Seifried Brightwater Vineyards
Sugar at Harvest: 20.9°Brix
Date of Harvest: Late March 2018
pH of Wine: 3.21
T.A of Wine: 8.1g/L
Residual Sugar of Wine: 2.9g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes
The 2018 Seifried Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 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 2018 Seifried Nelson Sauvignon Blanc is from our Brightwater Vineyard which just looked fantastic throughout fermentation. The nose is clean and inviting with guava, passionfruit and nettle. The palate is generous and flavoursome leaving zesty tropical flavours which last long after the wine is gone.