Seifried Nelson Sweet Agnes Riesling
- Nelson, New Zealand
- Seifried Estate
Luscious honeyed Riesling named after Agnes – mother of winemaker Heidi and winery manager Chris. The family's pride and joy displays complex flavours of ripe lime, passion fruit and rosy apple with a swirl of light honey. Simply gorgeous.
Pure and powerful, the nose has mandarin peel and foral notes, while the palate is luscious with bright fruit balanced by natural acidity. Succulent fruit sweetness wraps around the crisp acid backbone leaving a long, exceptionally generous finish - the perfect way to finish a meal!
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Subtle nectarine and lime rind aromas, along with notes of apples and apricots oneyed on the palate, with a fantastic acid line and mouthwatering finish. Delicious. : Decanter 2022 wine awards. Gold
PLATINUM ‘Best New Zealand Sweet’: Decanter World Wine Awards 2017, UK
PLATINUM (97 Points): Decanter World Wine Awards 2018, UK
DOUBLE GOLD (97 Points): San Francisco International Wine Competition 2017, USA
DOUBLE GOLD: New York World Wine & Spirits Competition 2017, USA
With 14 vinifera varieties, on two hectares of land, they began the South Island’s modern commercial wine industry. Hermann and Agnes were true pioneers, experimenting with what classical European varieties may do well in this untested climate and terroir. Today it has grown from very modest beginnings to become one of New Zealand’s most sustainable wineries, producing the very best Nelson has to offer. The site that Herman and Agnes chose for their new vineyards was perfect in terms of location. It is surrounded by mountains to the east, west and south (Richmond and Western Ranges) and the Tasman Sea to the north, which moderates the temperate climate throughout the year. The sunshine here was also a real drawcard, with an average of over 2,400 hours of sunshine a year, earning Nelson its reputation as the ‘Sunshine Capital of New Zealand’. 1976 was the first harvest with five distinctive varietal wines being made - Riesling, Sylvaner, Chardonnay, Müller-Thurgau and Refosco.