Selected for the Fine Wines of New Zealand List
Double Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2020
Gold Medal – AWC Vienna 2020
Gold Medal – San Francisco International Wine Competition 2019
Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2019
Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"The 2019 Seifried Winemakers Collection ‘Sweet Agnes’ Riesling is succulent and enticing on the nose with candied citrus peel and honeysuckle. the palate explodes with flavours of concentrated dried apricots, toffee apples and appealing acidity running the length of the wine leaving a long and tasty finish.
Using 100% Riesling fruit, the grapes were hand selected at the peak of ripeness with a large portion of the fruit shrivelled and raisined, caused by natural dehydration. The grapes were then gently pressed to release a very concentrated intensely flavoured juice. The grapes were picked, pressed and fermented in batches as grapes were selected during several passes through the vineyard. The fermentation was initiated immediately and continued for about three weeks. During this time, the ferment parcels were monitored and tasted regularly. The young wine was then blended and stabilised before bottling in July 2018. The residual sugar in the wine is 198g/L."
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2019 Vintage)
"Seifried’s most celebrated wine. The 2019 vintage is already delicious. Light yellow/green, it is lively and intense, with rich, peachy, citrusy, gently honeyed flavours, sweet (198 grams/litre of residual sugar), crisp and harmonious. Drink now or cellar."
4 Stars Cuisine Sweet Wine Tasting, October 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"Petrol notes that are the unique and beloved hallmark aged riesling coexists with fresh citrus and juicy peach melded with herbal borage and sweet honey which all works in surprising harmony. A lovely wine with just the right balance between acidity and noble sweetness."