0

Seifried Aotea Sparkling

Seifried Aotea Méthode Traditionnelle Sauvignon BlancNV

£26.00

Sold Out

This sparkling wine has a fine mousse that persists in the glass.  Grapefruit on the nose, warm brioche and buttered toast notes and the palate is luxurious and generous with full biscuity shortbread notes and a crisp, lasting finish.

Add to Wishlist
Add to Wishlist

Join the waitlist to be emailed when this product becomes available

Tech

Country
Region
Sub-Region
Nelson
Blend Info.
50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay
Alcohol by Vol.
12.5%
Bottle Vol.
750ml

Producer

Seifried

The Seifried legend began in 1973 when Hermann and Agnes Seifried decided to lay down roots (literally) in Nelson New Zealand. An Austrian born, Hermann came to New Zealand to take up a job making apple wine when he met Agnes in her hometown of Nelson in 1971. Suffice to say they hit it off, married and decided they wanted to realise their own dreams of making wine - and we are so glad they did. From humble beginnings when Hermann and Agnes grafted the vines late into the night, to today when all three Seifried ‘children’ have returned home to play their part in growing the family business, Seifried Estate is a company devoted to sustainable winegrowing and producing the very best Nelson has to offer. 

The Seifried portfolio is broad and varied. Nelson is a region that offers amazing diversity in the vineyards with many styles and grape varieties doing consistently very well there. Seifried offer the traditional varietals, such as their Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Unoaked Chardonnay, and a Sparkling not to be missed. 

Obviously being Austrian born, there are heavy Austrian influence in their wine selection, we are thrilled you have the chance to try them. Their Gewürztraminer is beautifully scented with rose petal characters, toffee apple & candied ginger. Well proportioned with natural fruit sweetness, floral flavours & gentle spice and a generous finish on the palate. Grüner Veltliner  is delicate with floral and slate aromas, soft, pear & white pepper notes. Fine texture and a long time on the palate and a house favourite the Zweigelt which boasts juicy and flavoursome with vibrant, dark cherry & boysenberry characteristics. Hints of dried herbs compliment the bright fruit notes leaving a long, succulent finish. They also boast a Würzer, a German aromatic so there is certainly plenty to choose from. 

To find out more about the Seifried range visit the Seifried Estate Website here.

Region

Marlborough

Marlborough is New Zealand's largest and most famed wine region. Early successes with the Sauvignon Blanc varietal rang far and wide, landing NZ on the international wine map. With vintners interest in varied terroir and varieties escalating the recognition of the region globally adding fuel to the fire. Soon enough winemakers took to the cooler sub-regions of Southern Valley’s and Awatere. Back in the 1980s as an understanding of the regions potential slowly unfurled, farmers and foresters alike made the switch to viticulture and the industry blossomed.

Resting to the east at the tip of the South Island, Marlboroughs enjoys long drawn out daylight hours, coupled with a clear, cool atmosphere at night. This union results in a long, leisurely ripening period, greatly contributing to the grapes intensified flavours while the chill of the night retains the acidity levels.

Consisting of the three sub-regions; Wairau Valley, Awatere Valley and the Southern Valley’s. Marlborough has a diversified range of terroirs, allowing for impressive variation in style, minerality, and flavour. As the name suggests, the Southern Valleys sit south of the Wairau Valleys and houses the Omaka, Fairhall, Brancott, Ben Morven and Waihopai valleys - Marlborough's original sites. The southern location of these valleys and the soils relatively heavier clay content is a key factor in the regions ability to produce such a diverse range of wines.

Enjoying the slightly warmer north of the region, the Wairau Valleys sit more inland and benefit from the Wairau River running through, decreasing the need and frequency of irrigation. With each of the sites here having varying soil profiles consisting of alluvial gravel, wind borne loess and greywacke. Each vineyard will produce a unique wine, with flavour inherited from its unique soil composition. Although it must be noted, no matter how far a style strays, the rich fruit intensity that’s a hallmark of the region can always be found.

Close to the Coast lies Awatere, arguably Marlborough's most distinctive sub-region. The windier and cool location means the vines have a lower yield, meaning the wines produced have an incredibly distinctive character as each abstraction and variation isn’t diluted. The Herbaceous and flinty minerality truly reflect the sub-regions unique Terroir, while the good aromatics one can find stem from a decrease in the vigour of the vines.

As New Zealand’s largest wine region, housing around 77% of the countries vines and producing over 75% of the Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough has an upward trajectory and an exciting future.