Aotea Pinot Noir 2021 Red Wine – Nelson, New Zealand
The Aotea by the Seifried Family Nelson Pinot Noir 2021 is a barrel selection of parcels that our winemakers consider the best Pinot Noir from the 2021 vintage. The grapes were picked in March at the peak of ripeness and then promptly de-stemmed and transferred to open-top fermenters. A two day cold-maceration period preceded inoculation for fermentation. Hand plunging was carried out two times a day during the ten day primary fermentation, then the wine was drained from ferment. After pressing, the young wine was drained into French barriques where it underwent malolactic fermentation and ageing. The wine was blended and bottled in June 2022.
The 2021 Aotea by the Seifried Family Pinot Noir has lovely intensity and deep aromatics of plums, blackberry and cinnamon stick. The palate has layers of ripe fruit and generous oak tannins framing the wine and leaving a lasting impression on the palate.
Nelson’s oldest wine estate celebrated its 40th anniversary in December 2015.
Seifried Estate, with its beautiful wooden building surrounded by more than 250 hectares of vineyards, was started by Austrian-born Hermann Seifried and his New Zealander wife Agnes in 1973, when they planted their first grapes in the Moutere Valley near Nelson. They made their first wine in 1976. Seifried Estate is a proud member of the SWNZ (Sustainable Winegrowing NZ).
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.
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