Trophy for Champion Single Vineyard White – New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards 2019
Trophy for Champion Sauvignon Blanc – New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards 2019
Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2019
Gold Medal – New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards 2019
Gold Medal – Mundus Vini 2019 Germany
Gold Medal – AWC Vienna 2019 Austria
Welcome back to a classic. After some indifferent vintages, the Nelson region managed a stunner in 2019 and old hands Seifried Estate were able to take full advantage producing this excellent Sauvignon Blanc and in the process being able to enjoy some major accolades both here and in Europe.
Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"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.
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."
5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, July 2019 (2019 Vintage)
"It is gorgeously expressed on the nose showing passionfruit, grapefruit, green rockmelon and lime peel aromas, followed by a concentrated palate that is succulent and mouth-watering. The wine offers excellent fruit purity and intensity backed by bright acidity, finishing persistent and delicious. At its best: now to 2021."
IWSC 2019 (2019 Vintage)
"There is a succulence to the green, herbaceous and lime fruits here, with hints of sweetness. Great drive and zing; this will improve over the short term."