Vineyard: Seifried Edens Road and Brightwater Vineyards
Sugar at Harvest: 21.6°Brix
Date of Harvest: Late March early April 2015
pH of Wine: 3.25
T.A of Wine: 6.4g/L
Residual Sugar: 8g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes
The Edens Road and Brightwater vineyards are in an extremely stony area where water and nutrient levels are low. This helps us to restrict the plants vigour and to crop at low levels. To further enhance the aromatics, leaves were removed 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 ripening the Grüner Veltliner fruit.
‘Grüner’ is the most widely planted white grape variety in Austria which is Hermann Seifried’s homeland. We were over the moon to finally be able to grow Grüner Veltliner here in New Zealand aftr it had passed through the long quarantine process. In 2008 we chose our Brightwater Vineyard to plant a small area of these very special vines. More recently, we have established Grüner Veltliner vines in our Eden Road vineyard. Our Grüner has been exceptionally well received in those markets we have been able to offer very modest allocations. The 2015 vintage Grüner Veltliner includes a portion of fruit from our Eden Road vines - this is their second crop and the fruit is looking very promising.
Grüner Veltliner is the famous aromatic grape variety from Austria. Our New Zealand version takes advantage of our very agreeable growing conditions for this grape. The 2015 Grüner Veltliner is a gently fragranced wine with delicate spring floral notes and mellow spice. The palate has smooth entry and ripe tropical fruits with soft mineral layers underneath. An off-dry finish lingers, with hints of summer stone fruits.