Vineyard: Seifried Brightwater Vineyard
Sugar at Harvest: 21.3°Brix
Date of Harvest: Mid April 2015
pH of Wine: 3.13
T.A of Wine: 6.8g/L
Residual Sugar of Wine: 8.5g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes
The Brightwater Vineyard was planted with Riesling in 1999. These vines are grown in an extremely stony area of the vineyard, where water and nutrient levels are low. This helps to restrict the plants vigour and to crop at low levels. To further enhance the aromatics we removed leaves to allow light penetration and air movement around the fruiting zone.
Our Brightwater Vineyard is situated 15 km from the coast and is sheltered from the south by the Richmond ranges. The “soil” is a combination of rocks and boulders, which is very hard on the farm equipment, but vital for holding the warmth of Nelson’s sun and for ripening.
The Old Coach Road Riesling is a single vineyard wine made with fruit from our Brightwater vineyard. The fruit was cool fermented in stainless steel tanks. Fermentation was stopped just off dryness to bring a slight residual sweetness to the wine.
The Old Coach Road Riesling 2015 is crisp and refreshing. Gorgeous spring floral notes come through on the nose and the palate has generous entry with loads of seasonal orchard stonefruit; and white peach flavours. The fruit combined with natural residual sweetness and acidity create a long harmonious finish.