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  • “Old Coach Road” Unoaked Chardonnay 2018, Seifried Estate, Nelson, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    “Old Coach Road” Unoaked Chardonnay 2018, Seifried Estate, Nelson, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    NZW01

    From Seifried’s Rabbit Island Vineyard which is situated on a wide river flat. The soil is gravelly sandy loam, which is very sandy and free draining. These vineyards are about 1.5 kilometres from the sea, which helps moderate temperatures.

     

    Fermented in stainless steel tanks to capture the natural tropical fruit characters of the grape variety, without influence from oak.

     

    Bright and fresh with white peach, apricot and floral aromas on the nose. The palate has ripe fruit entry and very clear, clean fruit characters which linger on the long finish.

    £12.96

  • “Old Coach Road” Pinot Noir 2018, Seifried Estate, Nelson, 13% vol, 75cl

    “Old Coach Road” Pinot Noir 2018, Seifried Estate, Nelson, 13% vol, 75cl

    NZR11

    The Pinot Noir is from Seifried’s Brightwater and Rabbit Island Vineyards.

     

    Brightwater Vineyard is situated 15 km from the coast and is sheltered from the south by the Richmond ranges. The ‘soil’ is a combination of rocks and boulders which is very hard on the farm equipment but vital for holding the warmth of Nelson’s sun.

     

    Rabbit Island vineyards are situated on a wide river flat. The soil is made up of gravelly sandy loam and free draining. The water table is relatively high ensuring adequate underground water.

    The grapes were picked and then underwent a five day cold maceration period before being inoculated for fermentation. The cap was plunged 2-3 times daily during fermentation. A further 3-6 days of skin contact followed the fermentation period before the wine was drained to oak barrels for an immediate malolactic fermentation and ageing.

    The Old Coach Road Pinot Noir is warm and varietal. Summer berry fruits, notes of plum and gentle savoury spices define the nose and palate. The wine has a long, warm, generous finish that lasts on the palate.

    £15.06

  • “Aotea” Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Seifried Estate, Nelson, 13% vol, 75cl

    “Aotea” Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Seifried Estate, Nelson, 13% vol, 75cl

    NZW18

    Pioneers of Nelson winemaking, Hermann and Agnes Seifried planted their first vineyards in 1973. Today Seifried Estate is one of New Zealand’s leading family owned wineries.

     

    Aotea represents a selection of wines which the Seifried winemaking team consider to be the very best of the best. The fruit is harvested from single vineyard Estate grown vines. The wines offer texture while maintaining the varietal character of the grape – wines with depth and finesse.

     

    Aotea Sauvignon Blanc is from vines grown in an extremely stony area of the Edens Road vineyard which is some 15 km from the coast and sheltered from the south by the Richmond Ranges. Water and nutrient levels are low which helps Seifried to restrict the plants vigour and to crop at low levels.

     

    Aromatic and fresh Sauvignon Blanc flavours were encouraged prior to vintage through careful canopy management – a significant proportion of the vines leaves were removed to allow light penetration and air movement around the fruiting zone. 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.

     

    Very pale in the glass, tropical melon and lime aromas come through on the nose. The palate is full and flavoursome, and packed with varietal fruit layers. A well balanced palate with refreshing mineral acidity leaves a long lasting impression.

     

    £16.08

  • Pinot Noir 2017, Seifried Estate, Nelson, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Pinot Noir 2017, Seifried Estate, Nelson, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    NZR1

    Pioneers of Nelson winemaking, Hermann and Agnes Seifried planted their first vineyards in 1973. Today Seifried Estate is one of New Zealand’s leading family owned wineries.

     

    The majority of the fruit in the Seifried Pinot Noir comes from their Rabbit Island Vineyards which are only about 1.5 km from the sea. The Pinot vines are now over twenty years old, and showing great maturity and depth of flavour in the fruit. The parcels of grapes were picked incrementally at the peak of flavour and phenolic ripeness, which occurred during April. The de-stemmed fruit had a three – five day cold maceration period before individual parcels were inoculated with selected yeasts for fermentation. Throughout fermentation plunging occurred twice daily and was tapered off to once daily during the five – six day post-fermentation maceration. The young wine was drained to new, one and two year old French barriques for malolactic fermentation and barrel ageing for 12 months.

    The 2017 Seifried Nelson Pinot Noir is a nicely balanced wine with a nose showing ripe, sweet berry fruit characters alongside savoury undertones. The palate is broad and full with a spectrum of flavours and an appealing dried herb background. A lengthy finish lingers on the palate.

     

    £16.80

  • “The Trinity” 2015, Trinity Hill, Hawkes Bay, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    “The Trinity” 2015, Trinity Hill, Hawkes Bay, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    NZR12

    55% Merlot, 17% Tempranillo, 13% Cabernet Franc, 8 % Malbec & 7% Syrah (Shiraz).

     

    The grapes are sourced from vineyards predominantly in the Gimblett Gravels along with some from the larger Hawkes Bay region.  The soils are deep river gravels, left by the Ngaruroro River as it changed course over many thousands of years.  Their low fertility, give small crops with highly concentrated flavours and aromas. Trinity Hill sources fruit from four of their own vineyard sites within the Gimblett Gravels sub-region.

     

    The grapes were gently de-stemmed prior to fermentation. Colour and tannins were extracted by gentle daily pumping over. The skin maceration was extended for up to three weeks following fermentation to soften and integrate the tannins. Following 14 months ageing in a combination of small French oak and stainless steel tanks, the individual varieties were blended to create the ideal marriage of the components.

     

    The leather and plum aromas of the Merlot combine with spice and red fruit characters of Tempranillo and Malbec. Cassis aromas and structural backbone are provided by the Cabernet Franc. Richness and soft, ripe tannins make a serious yet eminently drinkable wine.

     

    £16.80

  • Greystone “Barrel Fermented” Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Waipara Valley, North Canterbury, 13% vol, 75cl

    Greystone “Barrel Fermented” Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Waipara Valley, North Canterbury, 13% vol, 75cl

    NZW14

    Planted by the Thomas family in 2004, this 33 hectare, organic vineyard is sited on the limestone hill of the Waipara Valley, North Canterbury, South Island, 25 miles or so north of Christchurch.

     

    Loire Valley clones of Sauvignon Blanc are used for this wine that is fermented in old French oak using indigenous yeast. The wine is then aged on its lees for 8 month.

     

     

    A complex and layered take on New Zealand Sauvignon.

     

     

    Fresh, bright, lively, fruity, a really elegant and well rounded Sauvignon Blanc, with a touch of nettle on the nose and a lovely lingering finish. A fantastic textured wine.”

     

    Harpers ***** Star of Nelson & Canterbury November 2019.

    £17.22

  • “Sweet Agnes” Riesling 2016, Seifried Estate, Nelson, 10.5% vol, 37.5cl

    “Sweet Agnes” Riesling 2016, Seifried Estate, Nelson, 10.5% vol, 37.5cl

    NZW13

    Pioneers of Nelson winemaking, Hermann and Agnes Seifried planted their first vineyards in 1973. Today Seifried Estate is one of New Zealand’s leading family owned wineries.

     

    Named after Agnes Seifried, “Sweet Agnes” is 100% Riesling. The grapes were hand selected at the peak of ripeness with a large portion of the fruit shrivelled and raisined, caused by natural dehydration. The grapes were then gently pressed to release a very concentrated intensely flavoured juice. The grapes were picked, pressed and fermented in batches as grapes were selected during successive passes through the vineyard.

     

    Sweet Agnes Riesling has bright pure concentrated fruit characters with citrus peel and floral elements. Palate entry is full and luscious with gorgeous zesty acidity as well as hints of honey defining the palate and balancing beautifully with the concentration and natural sweetness.

    £18.06

  • Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Dog Point Vineyard, Marlborough, 13% vol, 75cl

    Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Dog Point Vineyard, Marlborough, 13% vol, 75cl

    NZW15

    The name of the winery dates back to the earliest days of European settlement in this part of New Zealand. Raising sheep was very important and shepherds’ dogs sometimes became lost or wandered off, eventually breeding to form a marauding pack that attacked the same flocks they were meant to be protecting.

     

    These dogs lived on the tussock and scrub covered southern hills that became known as Dog Point.  This landscape was, and still is, characterised by the iconic New Zealand native plant the Ti Kouka or “cabbage” tree which is also an established feature of the Dog Point property and appears on the wine label.

     

    Dog Point Vineyard combines the considerable wine-growing experience of Ivan  Sutherland and James Healy who set up Dog Point in the early 2000’s.

     

    Ivan and James met while working at Cloudy Bay Vineyards and quickly established an enduring friendship along with an appreciation of good wine. Ivan was Cloudy Bay’s viticulturist for 18 years and in the latter years a Director while James was the Company’s Oenologist for 12 years.  Together they ran the vintages for a number of years and played an integral part in the evolution of the Cloudy Bay brand.

     

    Bright pale straw with green highlights, the nose has distinctive varietal character with ripe tropical fruits, enticing aromas of melon and lemongrass, complimented by a citrus backbone with underlying flint and minerality.

     

    A soft textured palate with an appealing purity of fruit and intensity of flavour, leading to a long finish refreshingly balanced with lingering acidity.

     

    £18.24

  • Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Greywacke Vineyards, Marlborough, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Greywacke Vineyards, Marlborough, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    NZW1

    Greywacke (pronounced greywacky) is the exciting solo venture of Kevin Judd, who was formerly the chief winemaker at Cloudy Bay for 25 vintages, and was instrumental in creating the international recognition which New Zealand wines enjoy today. The name ‘Greywacke’ was adopted by Kevin for his first Marlborough vineyard located in Rapaura in recognition of the high prevalence of rounded greywacke river stones in the soils there.

     

    Once harvested, the grapes were pressed relatively lightly and the resulting juice was cold settled prior to fermentation. The majority of the juice was fermented cool in stainless steel tanks using cultured yeast. A portion was allowed to undergo spontaneous indigenous yeast fermentation using slightly warmer fermentation regimes. All individual vineyard batches were left on lees and kept separate until late July, when the blend was assembled. The wine was bottled in late August.

     

    A  fusion of sweet scented fruits – nectarines, peaches and pears with a dash of orange zest – intermingled with a floral perfume reminiscent of jasmine and citrus blossom. A generous palate with citrus and cassis flavours, deliciously ripe and succulent, finishing with that classic Marlborough zing.

    £18.48