Double Gold – New York World Wine & Spirits Competition 2023, USA
94 Points - Bob Campbell MW, © The Real Review, therealreview.com
93 Points (5 Star) - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, August 2023, New Zealand
Silver - Mundus Vini 2023, Germany
Vineyard: Seifried Brightwater Vineyard
Sugar at Harvest: 21.8°Brix
Date of Harvest: mid-late March 2023
pH of Wine: 3.29
T.A of Wine: 6.9g/L
Residual Sugar of Wine: 3.4g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes
The Brightwater vines are grown in an extremely stony area of the vineyard where water and nutrient levels are low. This helps us to restrict the plants vigour and crop at low levels. Our Brightwater Vineyard is situated 15km 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 for ripening the Sauvignon Blanc grapes.
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 2023 Seifried Nelson Sauvignon Blanc is from our Brightwater vineyard. The fruit was pure, clean and concentrated at harvest. Basil leaf, snow peas and passionfruit characters to taste. The wine is energetic with bright acidity defining the flavoursome palate and leaving a long tasty finish.