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Vineyard: Seifried Edens Road, Rabbit Island & Redwood Valley Vineyards
Sugar at Harvest: 21.4°Brix (average)
Date of Harvest: Mid March - Mid April 2015
pH of Wine: 3.23
T.A of Wine: 7.3g/L
Residual Sugar of Wine: 4.8g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes
The 2015 Seifried Sauvignon Blanc comes predominantly from our Eden’s Road Vineyard. This relatively young vineyard is exceptionally stony and bouldery with free draining soils, which is very hard on the farm equipment. The boulders however are vital for holding the warmth of the Nelson sun and for ripening the grapes. Lively fruit characters are evident in the grapes harvested from these blocks.
2015 has been a fantastic season in Nelson. An exceptionally light yield (down 40% on long-term average yields) resulted in concentrated intensely ripe fruit and flavours.
Aromatic and fresh Sauvignon Blanc flavours were encouraged prior to vintage through careful canopy management. The fruit was de-stemmed and pressed immediately after harvest, and a cool fermentation was initiated in stainless steel tanks to retain the clean aromatic fruit characters.
The Seifried Sauvignon Blanc 2015 is bright and flavoursome. The nose has intense varietal characters and lifted bright fruit. The palate has generous entry showing tropical fruit, dried herbs and gorgeous minerally characters. A lengthy finish leaves a flavoursome lasting impression.