Seifried Aotea Sauvignon Blanc - Nelson, New Zealand
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Seifried Aotea Sauvignon Blanc - Nelson, New Zealand
Seifried Aotea Sauvignon Blanc - Nelson, New Zealand
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Seifried Aotea Sauvignon Blanc - Nelson, New Zealand

Seifried Aotea Sauvignon Blanc 2022 - Nelson, New Zealand

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94/100 Cameron Douglas MS
94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
93/100 Bob Campbell, The Real Review
95/100 Cameron Douglas MS (2021 vintage)
95/100 (5 Star) Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (2021 vintage)
95/100 Decanter, Decanter Magazine (2020 vintage)
94/100 Bob Campbell, The Real Review (2020 vintage)
93/100 Cameron Douglas MS (2020 vintage)
90/100 Rebecca Gibb MW (2020 vintage)

4.5 Stars - Michael Cooper's Wine Buyers Guide 2022
5 Stars - Michael Cooper

Gold - AWC International Wine Challenge Vienna 2023, Austria
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards
Silver - International Wine & Spirit Competition
Bronze - International Wine Challenge
Bronze - The National Wine Awards of Aotearona New Zealand
Gold - International Wine & Spirit Competition (2021 vintage)
Gold - Berliner Wein Trophy, Summer Tasting, Germany (2021 vintage)
Gold - Mundus Vini Summer Tasting, Germany (2021 vintage)
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards
Gold - AWC Vienna (2020 vintage)
Gold - Concours Mondial du Sauvignon, Belgium (2020 vintage)
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards, United Kingdom (2020 vintage)
Silver - London Wine Competition, United Kingdom (2020 vintage)
Silver - Mundus Vini Summer Tasting, Germany (2020 vintage)

Cameron Douglas MS "There’s no mistaking the burst of passionfruit then citrus with a layer of fresh basil then mineral on the bouquet. Delicious on the palate, fresh and intense, fruity and herbaceous with flavours that mirror the bouquet. Acidity is intense pushing the citrus flavours and fresh herb qualities."

Bob Campbell, The Real Review "Bright, fresh and punchy sauvignon with passionfruit, red capsicum, lime/citrus, struck flint and lemongrass flavours. An initial hint of sweetness is nicely balanced by refreshing acidity that drives a lengthy finish."

Decanter World Wine Awards "Elegant grapefruit, lime and apple flavours with a persistent herbaceous drive and a flinty undertone of minerality. Crisp and long."

Bob Campbell, The Real Review "Crisp, vibrant sauvignon blanc with Rose’s lime juice,passionfruit and gooseberry avours. Impressive purity and power, with an ethereal texture and lingering nish.” (2020 vintage)

Cameron Douglas MS "Attractive fruit-centric bouquet of peach tea, sweet lemon, apple then fresh hay and herb notes. Fresh, fleshy and textural palate of lemon and tropical fruit, plenty of salivating acidity and a balanced, lengthy finish." (2020 vintage)

Rebecca Gibb MW "Just-ripe pineapple and gooseberry meet capsicum and mint in the 2021 Sauvignon Blanc Aotea Nelson. While light-bodied, it offers more concentration than the average bear, with nice sinew and line on the firm, mouth-watering finish." (2020 vintage)

The Winemaker "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."

Wine Spectator "... Seifried is a winery located in the lesser-known Nelson appellation on the northern tip of the South Island, just west of Marlborough. The region has the highest sunshine hours in all of New Zealand. Farther inland, mountain ranges to the east, south and west provide shelter for the valleys and benchlands, while the northern areas benefit from a more maritime climate. The summers are warm and relatively dry and the nights cool. Seifried pulls from two vineyard sources to make this complex and juicy white. One is just 10 miles from the coast, adding liveliness to the wine, while the other is sheltered from the coast, with stony soils yielding riper fruit."

The Real Review "The Seifried family now farm over 200 hectares across eight sustainably accredited vineyards in the Nelson region. Wines are exported to 21 countries around the globe and all three Seifried “children” are fully involved in the family business. The Seifried family really are, pioneering family winegrowers."

Decanter "Born in Austria, Hermann Seifried studied winemaking in his homeland and in Germany before moving to South Africa to gain hands-on experience with KWV. His next (and so far final) step on his journey was to New Zealand, where he arrived without a word of English in his vocabulary. Here he met (Sweet) Agnes, [which some of his wines are named] whom he married in 1971. They held a joint ambition to plant their own vineyard in Nelson at the very north of New Zealand’s South Island, where they spotted the immense potential. Despite the naysayers who claimed that Nelson was too far south and too cold an environment in which to fully ripen grapes, they pressed ahead, and 1973 marked the planting of the first vines, with the first vintage released three years later."

London Wine Show "Seifried Estate is a company devoted to sustainable winegrowing and producing the very best Nelson [New Zealand] has to offer."

Seifried Estate was created by New Zealand winemaking pioneers, Austrian-born Hermann Seifried and his New Zealander wife Agnes. They planted their first grapes in the Moutere Valley near Nelson and made their first wine in 1976. Seifried is a founding member of 'Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand' and was an early adopter of the programme when both the winery and vineyard auditing programmes were first established in the New Zealand wine industry in the mid-1990s. The programme aims to deliver a framework for viticultural and winemaking practices that protect the environment while efficiently and economically producing premium wine grapes and wine.

Seifried's Aotea wines include a Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Gewürztraminer, and are small-parcel, single-vineyard wines made from the best fruit from the estate.

Nelson is a small, little-known wine region at the northern end of New Zealand's South Island. Surrounded on three sides by mountains, it enjoys a unique mesoclimate that is perfect for aromatic grape varieties. Wines made from Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer are considered to be some of the best in New Zealand.

The Sauvignon Blanc taste is one of the most identifiable in the world of white wines for a few reasons. First, it always has crisp, high acidity. Second, it has a chemical compound called pyrazine which gives grassy, herbal or bell pepper flavors. When grown in cooler climates or picked early, the herbaceous green character is most prominent. In warmer climates or allowed to hang longer on the vine, the pyrazine character diminishes in favor of riper fruit flavors ranging from grapefruit, to passion fruit and guava.

94/100 Cameron Douglas MS
94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
93/100 Bob Campbell, The Real Review
95/100 Cameron Douglas MS (2021 vintage)
95/100 (5 Star) Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (2021 vintage)
95/100 Decanter, Decanter Magazine (2020 vintage)
94/100 Bob Campbell, The Real Review (2020 vintage)
93/100 Cameron Douglas MS (2020 vintage)
90/100 Rebecca Gibb MW (2020 vintage)

4.5 Stars - Michael Cooper's Wine Buyers Guide 2022
5 Stars - Michael Cooper

Gold - AWC International Wine Challenge Vienna 2023, Austria
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards
Silver - International Wine & Spirit Competition
Bronze - International Wine Challenge
Bronze - The National Wine Awards of Aotearona New Zealand
Gold - International Wine & Spirit Competition (2021 vintage)
Gold - Berliner Wein Trophy, Summer Tasting, Germany (2021 vintage)
Gold - Mundus Vini Summer Tasting, Germany (2021 vintage)
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards
Gold - AWC Vienna (2020 vintage)
Gold - Concours Mondial du Sauvignon, Belgium (2020 vintage)
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards, United Kingdom (2020 vintage)
Silver - London Wine Competition, United Kingdom (2020 vintage)
Silver - Mundus Vini Summer Tasting, Germany (2020 vintage)

Cameron Douglas MS "There’s no mistaking the burst of passionfruit then citrus with a layer of fresh basil then mineral on the bouquet. Delicious on the palate, fresh and intense, fruity and herbaceous with flavours that mirror the bouquet. Acidity is intense pushing the citrus flavours and fresh herb qualities."

Bob Campbell, The Real Review "Bright, fresh and punchy sauvignon with passionfruit, red capsicum, lime/citrus, struck flint and lemongrass flavours. An initial hint of sweetness is nicely balanced by refreshing acidity that drives a lengthy finish."

Decanter World Wine Awards "Elegant grapefruit, lime and apple flavours with a persistent herbaceous drive and a flinty undertone of minerality. Crisp and long."

Bob Campbell, The Real Review "Crisp, vibrant sauvignon blanc with Rose’s lime juice,passionfruit and gooseberry avours. Impressive purity and power, with an ethereal texture and lingering nish.” (2020 vintage)

Cameron Douglas MS "Attractive fruit-centric bouquet of peach tea, sweet lemon, apple then fresh hay and herb notes. Fresh, fleshy and textural palate of lemon and tropical fruit, plenty of salivating acidity and a balanced, lengthy finish." (2020 vintage)

Rebecca Gibb MW "Just-ripe pineapple and gooseberry meet capsicum and mint in the 2021 Sauvignon Blanc Aotea Nelson. While light-bodied, it offers more concentration than the average bear, with nice sinew and line on the firm, mouth-watering finish." (2020 vintage)

The Winemaker "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."

Wine Spectator "... Seifried is a winery located in the lesser-known Nelson appellation on the northern tip of the South Island, just west of Marlborough. The region has the highest sunshine hours in all of New Zealand. Farther inland, mountain ranges to the east, south and west provide shelter for the valleys and benchlands, while the northern areas benefit from a more maritime climate. The summers are warm and relatively dry and the nights cool. Seifried pulls from two vineyard sources to make this complex and juicy white. One is just 10 miles from the coast, adding liveliness to the wine, while the other is sheltered from the coast, with stony soils yielding riper fruit."

The Real Review "The Seifried family now farm over 200 hectares across eight sustainably accredited vineyards in the Nelson region. Wines are exported to 21 countries around the globe and all three Seifried “children” are fully involved in the family business. The Seifried family really are, pioneering family winegrowers."

Decanter "Born in Austria, Hermann Seifried studied winemaking in his homeland and in Germany before moving to South Africa to gain hands-on experience with KWV. His next (and so far final) step on his journey was to New Zealand, where he arrived without a word of English in his vocabulary. Here he met (Sweet) Agnes, [which some of his wines are named] whom he married in 1971. They held a joint ambition to plant their own vineyard in Nelson at the very north of New Zealand’s South Island, where they spotted the immense potential. Despite the naysayers who claimed that Nelson was too far south and too cold an environment in which to fully ripen grapes, they pressed ahead, and 1973 marked the planting of the first vines, with the first vintage released three years later."

London Wine Show "Seifried Estate is a company devoted to sustainable winegrowing and producing the very best Nelson [New Zealand] has to offer."

Seifried Estate was created by New Zealand winemaking pioneers, Austrian-born Hermann Seifried and his New Zealander wife Agnes. They planted their first grapes in the Moutere Valley near Nelson and made their first wine in 1976. Seifried is a founding member of 'Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand' and was an early adopter of the programme when both the winery and vineyard auditing programmes were first established in the New Zealand wine industry in the mid-1990s. The programme aims to deliver a framework for viticultural and winemaking practices that protect the environment while efficiently and economically producing premium wine grapes and wine.

Seifried's Aotea wines include a Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Gewürztraminer, and are small-parcel, single-vineyard wines made from the best fruit from the estate.

Nelson is a small, little-known wine region at the northern end of New Zealand's South Island. Surrounded on three sides by mountains, it enjoys a unique mesoclimate that is perfect for aromatic grape varieties. Wines made from Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer are considered to be some of the best in New Zealand.

The Sauvignon Blanc taste is one of the most identifiable in the world of white wines for a few reasons. First, it always has crisp, high acidity. Second, it has a chemical compound called pyrazine which gives grassy, herbal or bell pepper flavors. When grown in cooler climates or picked early, the herbaceous green character is most prominent. In warmer climates or allowed to hang longer on the vine, the pyrazine character diminishes in favor of riper fruit flavors ranging from grapefruit, to passion fruit and guava.