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Gold - China Wine Competition 2019
Silver - The New Zealand International Wine Show 2019, New Zealand
Silver - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2019, UK
Silver - 93 Points, Asia International Wine Competition 2019, HK
Silver - 92 Points, Melbourne International Wine Competition 2019, Australia
Silver - 90 Points, Decanter World Wine Awards 2020, UK
Silver - 90 Points, New World Wine Awards 2019, New Zealand
Silver - AWC Vienna 2019, Austria
90 Points - Cameron Douglas MS, July 2019, New Zealand
92 Points - Bob Campbell MW, ©The Real Review, therealreview.com
Vineyard: Seifried Brightwater and Rabbit Island Vineyards
Sugar at Harvest: 21.4° Brix
Date of Harvest: Mid - late March 2019
pH of Wine: 3.15
T.A of Wine: 6.6g/L
Residual Sugar of Wine: 4.3g/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 werepicked when flavours, sugars and grape acids were nicely in balance, giving fruit with intensely varietal flavours and a fresh, lasting acidity.
The 2019 Old Coach Road Nelson Sauvignon Blanc is punchy and varietal. Lemongrass and freshly podded pea aromas come through on the nose with passionfruit and citrus notes lingering on the palate. The wine is long and flavoursome.
“Bright, fresh and fabulously aromatic, the wine shows green rockmelon, apple, feijoa and lime peel characters on the nose. It is equally appealing on the palate with excellent fruit intensity and vibrancy, finishing long and refreshing.”
- Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Oct 2019.