This multiple Gold and Trophy winning dessert wine is from Hermann Seifried, a grape growing pioneer of New Zealand's South Island.
• TROPHY ‘Best Young Sweet’: International Sweet Wine Challenge, Australia, 2011
• GOLD & ‘Best in Class’: International Wine & Spirits Competition, UK, 2011
• PURE ELITE GOLD: Air NZ Wine Awards, NZ, 2011
• DOUBLE GOLD: San Francisco International Wine Competition, USA, 2012
• GOLD: International Sweet Wine Challenge, Australia, 2011
• GOLD: NZ International Wine Show, NZ, 2011
• 95 Points: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, NZ, 2011
• 92 Points: Wine Spectator: 15 June 2013
• 5 Stars: Cuisine Magazine, NZ, January 2012
• 4 Stars: Winestate Magazine, Australia, 2011
Using 100% Riesling fruit, 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 sweetness level of the juice was 38° Brix.
The fermentation was initiated immediately and continued for about two and a half weeks. During this time, the wine was monitored and tasted regularly. The young wine was then filtered and stabilised before bottling in July 2011. The residual sugar in the wine is 204g/L.
The 2011 Sweet Agnes is shaping up to be a sensational drop yet again. The generous nose has luscious stone fruit, mandarin and fragrant Daphne elements in the background. The palate has good entry with concentrated ripe summer fruits and zesty mouth watering acidity leaving a clean, lingering finish.
“Like nectar from yellow raisins, this offers touches of buttered brioche and honeycomb, with a spicy side and plenty of intensity and focus. The ample acidity keeps the flavours fresh. Drink now through 2022. 1,000 cases made”
- M.W, Wine Spectator, 15 June 2013
Bottle Size: 375ml