GOLD – AWC International Wine Challenge Vienna 2023, Austria
94 Points: Cameron Douglas MS, October 2022
94 Points: Wine Orbit, July 2022
93 Points: Bob Campbell MW, © The Real Review, www.therealreview.com, Oct 2022
91 Points/Silver: IWSC 2023, UK
91 Points/Silver: Decanter World Wine Awards 2023, UK
Vineyard: Seifried Queen Victoria Vineyard
Sugar at Harvest: 21.7°Brix
Date of Harvest: Mid-March 2022
pH of Wine: 3.22
T.A of Wine: 7.5g/L
Residual Sugar: 3.2g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans
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, fresh aromatic fruit characters.
The 2022 Aotea by the Seifried family Nelson Sauvignon Blanc is from a parcel of fruit which looked simply sensational even before it was off the vine. Our Queen Victoria Sauvignon Blanc block really shines with intense varietal flavours. Punchy citrus, fragrant basil and a hint of fresh hops come through with lovely lingering flavours and acidity.