Vineyard: Seifried Brightwater and Rabbit Island Vineyards
Sugar at Harvest: 20.8° Brix
Date of Harvest: Mid - Late March 2018
pH of Wine: 3.23
T.A of Wine: 8.7g/L
Residual Sugar of Wine: 3.2g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes
Our Brightwater Vineyard is situated 15 kilometres 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 grapes.
Our Rabbit Island Vineyards are 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.
In the vineyard, leaves were removed from around the fruiting zone to allow light penetration and air movement around the ripening bunches. Parcels of fruit were picked when flavours, sugars and grape acids were nicely in balance, giving fruit with intensely varietal flavours and a fresh, lasting acidity.
The 2018 Old Coach Road Sauvignon Blanc is intensely fragrant as it is poured from the bottle. The nose has inviting passionfruit, melon and fresh crushed verbena notes. The palate is clean and flavoursome. Well balanced minerally acidity wraps around appealing layers of intense fruit flavours on the palate, inviting another sip.