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NZ Wine of the Year™ 2019
◆ Trophy - 'Champion Open White Wine'
◆ Trophy - ‘Champion Sauvignon Blanc’
◆ Trophy - ‘Best Wine - Nelson’
◆ Gold Medal
Gold - The New Zealand Int Wine Show 2019, NZ
Gold - China Wine Competition, 2019
Gold - AWC Vienna 2019, Austria
Gold - MUNDUS VINI 2019, Germany
4 Stars - Michael Cooper, ‘New Zealand Wines 2020’
michaelcooper.co.nz - Nov19
93 points - Cameron Douglas MS, ‘The Shout’ Aug 19
91 Points - Bob Campbell MW, ‘The Real Review’ therealreview.com
90 Points - Joe Czerwinski, ‘Robert Parker - Wine Advocate’ - Apr 20
Cuisine Magazine Best Buy, 4 Star, November 2019
Silver - Royal Easter Wine Show 2020, New Zealand
Silver - 93 Points, New World Wine Awards 2019, NZ
Silver - 90 Points, Decanter World Wine Awards 2020, UK
Silver - Int Wine & Spirits Competition 2019, UK
Vineyard: Seifried Rabbit Island and Brightwater Vineyards
Sugar at Harvest: 21.4°Brix
Date of Harvest: Mid to late March 2019
pH of Wine: 3.08
T.A of Wine: 7.3g/L
Residual Sugar of Wine: 4.5g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes
The 2019 Seifried Nelson Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of fruit from our Rabbit Island and Brightwater Vineyards. Our Rabbit Island Vineyard is 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.Our Brightwater Vineyard is exceptionally stony with free draining soils, which is very hard on the farm equipment. The large stones however are vital for holding the warmth of the Nelson sun and for ripening the grapes. Lively fruit characters are evident in fruit harvested from this block.
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 2019 Seifried Nelson Sauvignon Blanc is concentrated and flavoursome. The nose has dried hops and thyme alongside fresh basil notes and passionfruit. The palate is generous with lasting tropical citrus flavours wrapped around crisp minerally acidity.
“A beautiful amalgam of crisp, crunchy herbaceous freshness along with guava and other tropical fruits. All this held together with fresh, vibrant acidity and great length.”
- Judges comments, New Zealand Wine of the Year 2019