Seifried Aotea - Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2012 - White Wine 75cl Bottle


Seifried Aotea - Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2012
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The 2012 Aotea Sauvignon Blanc illustrates the light vintage the Nelson region had, with the wine showing a concentrated punch of varietal power on the nose. Lifted passionfruit, feijoa plus tropical guava notes come out on the nose. The palate has lovely entry with mouth-filling passionfruit, sweet red pepper and nettle notes. Well proportioned natural minerally acidity gives definition and direction to the wine and leaves lasting flavours.

Aromatic and fresh Sauvignon Blanc flavours were encouraged prior to vintage through careful canopy management. The fruit was de-stemmed and pressed immediately after harvest and a cool fermentation was initiated in stainless steel tanks to retain the clean, fresh aromatic fruit characters.

The Aotea Sauvignon Blanc 2012 was harvested from our Estate grown Brightwater Vineyard, which is located 15km from the coast and sheltered from the south by the Richmond ranges. The vines are grown in an extremely stony area of the vineyard, where water and nutrient levels are low. This helps to restrict plant vigour and to crop at low levels. To further enhance the aromatics we removed leaves to allow light penetration and air movement around the fruiting zone.

2012 was a cool growing season characterised by particularly low yields due to a cool wet December flowering period. Fortunately Nelson enjoyed a good settled autumn after a cool summer. This enabled very light crops to be harvested in good condition with real fruit concentration and quality.

Category(s):     White Wine

Producer: Seifried Estate   -
Brand:   Seifried Estate
Country of Origin:   New Zealand
Food Match:   Mild Fish
Food Match:   Poached or Steamed
Grape Type:   Sauvignon Blanc
Region:   Nelson
Vintage:   2012


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Producer Information

The Seifried family have been making stylish food-friendly wines since 1976. The range includes rich full Chardonnays, fine floral Rieslings, lively Sauvignon Blancs, warm plummy Pinot Noirs and intensely delicious dessert wines.

Sun and blue skies all year round, nearby mountains (often snow capped), lakes, forests and beaches, the most beautiful winemaking region in New Zealand - this is Nelson. Still frosty winters, long dry summers, cool autumn nights combined with the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand - this is Nelson.

Pristine conditions, along with specially selected north facing vineyard sites, offer a range of soils from free draining gravels to heavy alluvial clays and a climate tailor-made for growing richly varietal, elegant wines.

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