Seifried Estate Riesling

Seifried Estate Riesling

Nelson, New Zealand
Seifried Estate
Wine Description:

Seductive bouquet with honey, floral, green apple, grape fruit and quince; flavours on the palate reflect this with high acidity adding texture and length. A finely balanced wine with a light kick of sweetness on the finish, juicy and delicious!

Tasting Note:

Seifried Nelson Riesling is clean, crisp and varietal. The nose and palate have grapefruit and floral notes with a minerally thread of acid. wine is well balanced with fruit sweetness wrapping around the natural acidity having lasting favours.

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Producer Description

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.