Vineyard: Seifried Brightwater and Redwood Valley Vineyards
Sugar at Harvest: 20.8° Brix
Date of Harvest: Late March 2018
pH of Wine: 3.15
T.A of Wine: 8.1g/L
Residual Sugar of Wine: 16g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes
The 2018 Old Coach Road Riesling is a blend from two of our vineyards. 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 grapes.
The unirrigated Redwood Valley vineyard is situated on a gently sloping, north facing clay site; the vines range in age from 10 to 30 years. Vertical shoot positioning helps to expose the berries to sunlight, thus getting maximum intensity and optimal ripeness.
The 2018 Old Coach Road Nelson Riesling is a blend from our Brightwater and older Redwood Valley vineyard. The fruit was harvested, pressed and cool fermented. The Riesling had its ferment stopped just before dryness to bring a slight natural residual sweetness to the wine.
The 2018 Old Coach Road Nelson Riesling is fragrant, floral and inviting on the nose. White peach and blossom come through with notes of apple on the palate. This is an is off-dry Riesling, leaving a crisp clean finish.
“...immediately appealing on the nose showing apricot, lemon zest, floral and subtle toasty notes, followed by a finely textured palate which is elegantly weighted and nicely flowing.”
4.5 Star - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, July 2020
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