The 2019 Seifried Nelson Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of fruit from the Rabbit Island and Brightwater Vineyards. The 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.
The 2019 vintage of this wine won the prestigious NZ Wine of the Year Trophy at the NZ wine awards.