“Guala Closures NZ Trophy for Champion Sauvignon Blanc” - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2021, NZ
“Mainfreight Trophy for Champion Export Wine” - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2021, NZ
'Best Buy' & 4 Stars - Cuisine Magazine 2020, New Zealand
'Best of Show New Zealand' - MUNDUS VINI Summer Tasting 2020, Germany
95-96 Points - Three Wine Men, Oz Clarke, April 2021, UK
Gold - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2021, New Zealand
Gold - MUNDUS VINI Summer Tasting 2020, Germany
Gold - AWC Vienna 2020, Austria
Gold - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2020, Australia
Silver - London Wine Competition 2021, United Kingdom
Silver - International Wine Challenge™ 2021, United Kingdom
Vineyard: Seifried Rabbit Island and Queen Victoria Vineyards
Sugar at Harvest: 21.3°Brix
Date of Harvest: late March 2020
pH of Wine: 3.15
T.A of Wine: 7.7g/L
Residual Sugar of Wine: 3.3g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes
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 Queen Victoria Vineyard is located in the Motueka area in the heart of a region known for its apple orchards, kiwifruit and hops. Our grapes are grown on very stoney free draining soils giving lovely fruit clarity and varietal intensity.
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 2020 Seifried Nelson Sauvignon Blanc comes from another cracker Nelson vintage. There are layers of tropical fruit on the nose with passionfruit, melon and fresh basil notes. The palate is well balanced showing generous fruit weight and lingering flavours, supported by clean acidity leaving a long finish.
“Restrained, ripe and delicately succulent wine with passionfruit, melon and blackcurrant bud flavours. A gentle, mouth-watering wine with appealing purity.”
90 Points - Bob Campbell, ©The Real Review, July 2020 therealreview.com