4 Stars - Michael Cooper, ‘New Zealand Wines 2020’ michaelcooper.co.nz
Vineyard: Seifried Edens Road Vineyard
Sugar at Harvest: 21.8°Brix
Date of Harvest: Late March 2018
pH of Wine: 3.21
T.A of Wine: 6.3g/L
Residual Sugar: 2.9g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes
The Edens Road vineyard is 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 Edens Road 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 Veltliner, is the most widely planted white grape variety in Austria which is Hermann Seifried’s homeland. We were thrilled to finally be able to grow Grüner Veltliner here in New Zealand after 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 Edens Road vineyard.
The 2018 Seifried Nelson Grüner Veltliner has crisp apple aromas and delicate elderflower characters on the nose. The Palate has slight citrus hints, ground almonds and white pepper; Lovely lingering flavours last on the palate.
“Fragrant and full-bodied, it has plenty of personality, with peachy, slightly spicy flavours, showing excellent vigour and depth, slightly toasty notes, and a dry (2.9 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish”
4 Stars - Michael Cooper, ‘New Zealand Wines 2020’
michaelcooper.co.nz - Nov19