Vineyard: Seifried Rabbit Island and Queen Victoria Vineyards
Sugar at Harvest: 21.3°Brix
Date of Harvest: late March 2020
pH of Wine: 3.15
T.A of Wine: 7.7g/L
Residual Sugar of Wine: 3.3g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes
Our Rabbit Island Vineyard is situated on a wide river flat. The soil is gravelly sandy loam, which is very sandy and free draining. These vineyards are about 1.5 kilometres from the sea, which helps moderate temperatures.
Our Queen Victoria Vineyard is located in the Motueka area in the heart of a region
known for its apple orchards, kiwifruit and hops. Our grapes are grown on very stoney
free draining soils giving lovely fruit clarity and varietal intensity.
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 2020 Seifried Nelson Sauvignon Blanc comes from another cracker Nelson vintage. There are layers of tropical fruit on the nose with passionfruit, melon and fresh basil notes. The palate is well balanced showing generous fruit weight and lingering flavours, supported by clean acidity leaving a long finish.
“...fabulously fruited and intensely aromatic on the nose showing Granny Smith apple, feijoa, ripe nectarine and lemon zest characters... excellent fruit purity and vibrant acidity, leading to an impressively long delicious finish.”
94 Pts - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, June 2020