Best of Show New Zealand White – Mundus Vini 2019, Germany
Gold Medal – Royal Easter Wine Show 2020
Gold Medal – Mundus Vini 2019, Germany
Gold Medal – New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards 2019
Gold Medal – AWC Vienna 2019, Austria
Aotea represents the very best from the Seifried winemaking team. Usually destined off-shore, we have been offered a parcel of this delicious Sauvignon Blanc at a very, very attractive price. As can been seen by the slew of awards this wine has achieved, it is appreciated around the world and we certainly agree – this has balance and a depth of flavour not usually associated with Sauvignon Blanc. Outstanding buying.
The 2019 Aotea Sauvignon Blanc by the Seifried Family is from their Rabbit Island vineyard. It is pungent and tropical, showing notes of snow peas, white flesh peach and passionfruit. Gentle minerally acidity balances the fruit weight and concentration on the palate leaving lingering flavours of passionfruit and citrus.
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2019 Vintage)
"The classy 2019 vintage is based on ‘the very best fruit harvested from our family vineyard’. Due for release in early 2020, it is a powerful, punchy wine, weaving tropical-fruit and herbaceous flavours, crisp and intense. Highly aromatic and full of youthful vigour, with a long, basically dry finish (4.5 grams/litre of residual sugar), it should be at its best mid-2020+."
94/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, August 2019 (2019 Vintage)
"Seifried Estate’s flagship sauvignon blanc with tangy apple, citrus, lime, chalky-mineral and subtle passionfruit flavours. Impressive purity and an ethereal texture with good weight and mouth-feel. A classy sauvignon."
91/100 Decanter, May 2020 (2019 Vintage)
"The Aotea range is Seifried's pinnacle of production, the fruit for this wine sourced from the Rabbit Island vineyard 1.5km from the sea. It sees no oak, allowing the ripe apricot, zippy lemongrass and grassy green characters to shine, which linger on the long, tropical finish."