Seifried, Nelson

It was a great pity that our visit was not able to take place at Seifried as when you are amongst the vines, or in the winery you get a better understanding of their philosophy. Instead, we met in Nelson with the Seifried family apart from dad. Hermann and Agnes Seifried arrived in Nelson in the early 1970’s and planted their first vines in 1973.

Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Seifried
Herbaceous characters with gentle hints of tropical fruits, very linear and citrus on the palate and a fresh finish. As well made as this wine is, it is an alternative style to Marlborough, but I am not convinced that this is the style our customers are looking for.

Gruner Veltliner 2011 Seifried
A first vintage for this wine and it is really very good for such young wines. A subtle floral nose, gently honeyed and ginger spice gave really good weight on the palate, fine finish.

Pinot Noir 2010 Seifried
Elegant, red and blackberry fruits, good concentration on the palate and a gently spiced finish.

Sauvignon Blanc Aotoa 2011
Much riper with opulent peach and apricot flavours with a hint of other tropical fruits. Really nice mouthfeel, much closer to “Marlborough-ness”

Agnes 2011 Seifried 375ml
Made by freezing the late harvested grapes to produce an eiswein style of wine and this wine has won more accolades at the Decanter Awards than any other sweet wine. Lusciously sweet, lime & citrus dominate, great mouthfeel and wonderful balancing acidity. Really tasty.
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Posted on 03/04/2012
by Philip
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