Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"The unirrigated Redwood Valley vineyard is situated on a gently sloping, north facing clay site; the vines range in age from 10 to 30 years. Vertical shoot positioning helps to expose the berries to sunlight, thus getting maximum intensity and optimal ripeness.
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 to 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 our Gewürztraminer grapes.
The 2019 Seifried Nelson Gewürztraminer is fragrant with enticing exotic aromas on the nose. The palate is packed with flavours of lychee, toffee apple and ginger. The wine is luscious and concentrated leaving lasting flavours."
5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, June 2019 (2019 Vintage)
"A delectably styled gewurz; the instantly appealing bouquet shows golden peach, rose petal, lychee and potpourri aromas, leading to a concentrated palate that is fleshy and flowing. It is succulent and opulent, while remaining vibrant and refreshing. At its best: now to 2023."
93/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, August 2019 (2019 Vintage)
"Deliciously concentrated dry gewürztraminer with classic white rose petal, lychee, root ginger, spice and anise flavours that are supported by gentle, refreshing acidity. Excellent value at this price."
4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2019 Vintage)
"Typically a floral, well-spiced wine, offering excellent value. The 2019 vintage is still a baby, but brimful of promise. Perfumed and mouthfilling, it has strong, fresh, peachy, spicy flavours, a hint of apricot, gentle sweetness (14 grams/litre of residual sugar), and a rich, well-spiced finish. Best drinking 2021+."
4 ½ Stars & Best Buy Cuisine Gewürztraminer Tasting, February 2020 (2019 Vintage)
"Reflective of a cooler style gewürztraminer showing stone fruit, crab apple and musk. One you might consider to be a delicate and shy wallflower from its aromas but the palate has surprising intensity, intrigue and, dare we say, swagger, once you get this wine on the dance floor."