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Seifried Nelson Gewürztraminer 2023

Seifried Nelson Gewürztraminer 2023

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Awards

Gold & Top 50 - New World Wine Awards, September 2023, New Zealand
93 Points (5 Stars) - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, July 2023, New Zealand

Wine Analysis

Vineyard: Seifried Redwood Valley and Brightwater vineyards
Sugar at Harvest: 21.6°Brix
Date of Harvest: Mid March 2023
pH of Wine: 3.46
T.A of Wine: 5.8g/L
Residual Sugar: 12.5g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes

The Vineyard

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 plant vigour and crop at low levels. Our Brightwater vineyard is situated 15 km 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 farm equipment but vital for holding the warmth of Nelson’s sun and for ripening our Gewürztraminer grapes.

Winemaker's Notes

Gewürztraminer is an early ripening variety with an aromatic, fragrant bouquet. It is naturally a low-yielding vine which can produce wonderful concentration and flavour. After harvest, the grapes were de-stemmed and left for a brief period of skin contact before pressing. The clear juice was inoculated with a pure yeast strain and then a cool, temperature-controlled fermentation began. After fermentation, the wine had a period on yeast lees before it was racked, blended, clarified and stabilised prior to bottling in June 2023.

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"It’s classically expressed on the nose showing mango, lychee, rose petal and warm spice aromas, leading to a delectably expressed palate that’s juicy and beautifully rounded. Supple and silky with refreshing acidity, making it highly enjoyable."

93 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit NZ, July 2023.