Country: New Zealand Region: Nelson
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2020 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Seifried Estate
“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
Silver - The New Zealand International Wine Show 2021, New Zealand
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
Food matching :
Seafood / Light Poultry