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Seifried Nelson Zweigelt 2019

Seifried Nelson Zweigelt 2019

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90 Points (4.5 Stars) - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 2020
Silver - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2021, New Zealand

Wine Analysis

Vineyard: Seifried Brightwater vineyard
Sugar at Harvest: 23.8°Brix
Date of Harvest: Late March 2019
pH of Wine: 3.41
T.A of Wine: 6.3g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes

The Vineyard

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 the Zweigelt grapes.

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 to crop at low levels.

Winemaker's Notes

Zweigelt is a red grape variety originating in Hermann’s homeland of Austria. It is a favourite at Seifried family gatherings. Our Brightwater vineyard has just 11 rows, totalling less than one hectare of Zweigelt vines.

Zweigelt has full round berries and bunches, with rich purple skin and intense fruit flavours. The grapes were de-stemmed and fermented on their skins, and hand-plunged twice a day. Following fermentation, the wine was gently pressed from the skins and transferred to a mixture of new and three-year-old French oak barriques. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation and remained in barrel for 12 months. The wine was racked from the barrel in May 2020.

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"It's delightfully fruited and brightly expressed on the nose showing Black Doris plum, raspberry, floral and mixed spice aromas. The palate is equally appealing with lovely rounded mouthfeel and succulent fruit flavours, leading to a lengthy fruity finish."

90 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit NZ, November 2020.