90 Points (4.5 Star) - Wine Orbit, June 2023, New Zealand
Sugar at Harvest: 23.5°Brix
Date of Harvest: Late March - Early April 2022
pH of Wine: 3.53
T.A of Wine: 5.8g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes
The grapes were harvested at the peak of ripeness in late March and into early April and quickly transported to the winery. Grapes were then de-stemmed and inoculated with yeast for fermentation on skins. Fermentation continued for two weeks with the ferment being plunged twice daily throughout this period. Following fermentation, the young wine was transferred to a mixture of new, one and two year old French barriques where it stayed for 8 months while undergoing malolactic fermentation and barrel maturation. The young wine was blended, stabilised and bottled in December 2022.
The 2022 Seifried Syrah is rich and opulent with layers of ripe youthful cherry, berry and spicy notes. The wine is generous and mouthfilling with well balanced tannins and flavours which linger on the palate.