Winery notes (2021 Vintage)
"Grüner Veltliner, is the most widely planted white grape variety in Austria which is Hermann Seifried’s homeland. We were thrilled to finally be able to grow Grüner Veltliner here in New Zealand after it had passed through the long quarantine process. In 2008 we chose our Brightwater Vineyard to plant a small area of these very special vines. More recently, we have established Grüner Veltliner vines in our Edens Road vineyard.
2021 was another great season in the Nelson region, albeit very light yielding. The 2021 Seifried Nelson Grüner Veltliner is ripe and beautifully scented with tree ripened fig notes, white peach and hints of citrus blossoms. The palate is dry and generous with layers of soft succulent fruit, leaving a long lingering finish."
4 ½ Stars & 91/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, August 2021 (2021 Vintage)
"It's elegant and youthfully expressed with white flesh peach, crunchy apple, fig and lemon zest aromas. The palate delivers fine focus and juicy fruit flavours, well supported by silky texture and vibrant acidity, finishing long and delightfully crisp-dry. At its best: now to 2025."
Reviews for previous vintages below…
4 Stars & Best Buy, Cuisine Specialty Whites Tasting, October 2020 (2019 Vintage)
"Fresh tropical fruit, lush pear drops and a hint of white pepper for seasoning make this bright and expressive grüner instantly appealing. The weighted palate shows peach flesh and excellent concentration of flavour culminating in a long delicious finish. A refreshing and vibrant wine."
4 Stars Michael Cooper (2018 Vintage)
"Fragrant and full-bodied, it has plenty of personality, with peachy, slightly spicy flavours, showing excellent vigour and depth, slightly toasty notes, and a dry (2.9 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish."