• Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen

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Pfeiffer Seriously Nutty

An extraordinary wine of depth and finesse. A hidden gem waiting to be discovered. 500ML
Normal Price: $49.90
Wine Club Price: $44.91
Classification Medium Dry Apera

Question What is an Australian Apera?

Grapes Palamino, Monbadon

Vintage NV

Seal A screw cap has been used on our Seriously Nutty to maximise it's flavour and freshness, and to eliminate the chances of cork taint.

Reviews James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2019

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2018
94/100 "Complex and intense, this is the next development phase (in cask) of the Seriously Fine, it is more complex and intense, similar to a dry amontillado in style.  Takes after its nutty name, and adds dried orange peel, and the clean finish of a spring day."

Australian Wine Showcase Magazine, August 2013 Edition

Max Crus, Max's Reviews, The Daily Examiner, 4th May 2013
“For Citroen buyers. Crazy but fun, have it with smoky stuff as per the instructions.”

Awards TROPHY: Riverland Wine Show 2017 - Best Wine Of Show
TROPY: Riverland Wine Show 2017 - Best Fortified White Wine
TOP GOLD: Riverina Wine Show 2018
TOP GOLD: Riverland Wine Show 2017
TOP GOLD: Cowra Wine Show 2016
GOLD: Victorian Wines Show 2014
GOLD: Cowra Wine Show 2014
GOLD: Riverina Wine Show 2013
GOLD: Riverland Wine Show 2012
GOLD: Cowra Wine Show 2012
SILVER: Victorian Wines Show 2017
SILVER: Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2016
SILVER: Riverina Wine Show 2016
SILVER: Victorian Wines Show 2015
SILVER: Riverland Wine Show 2014
SILVER: Riverina Wine Show 2014
SILVER: Riverland Wine Show 2013
SILVER: Cowra Wine Show 2013
SILVER: Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2013
SILVER: Riverina Wine Show 2012
BRONZE: Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2017
BRONZE: Riverina Wine Show 2017
BRONZE: Riverland Wine Show 2016
BRONZE: Riverina Wine Show 2015
BRONZE: Victorian Wines Show 2013
BRONZE: Victorian Wines Show 2012

Fruit Sourcing Rutherglen

Average Age 25 years

Winemakers Comments The Pfeiffer Seriously Nutty is an elegant, stylish medium dry apera.  Seriously Nutty begins its life as a pale dry apera, aged on flor yeast.  This is the foundation of the wine’s finesse and elegance.  Once the protective flor is removed, oxidative ageing commences.  This creates complex, nutty aromas, a rich mid-palate, and glorious length.
Serving Temperature nutty temp 305

Glassware Serve Seriously Nutty in a glass that is narrow and cylindrical rather than broad and open to ensure that intriguing aroma heads straight for your nose.

Apera O'Clock nutty drink 35

Serving Suggestions Seriously Nutty can be served straight from the fridge for a more elegant style.  Served at room temperature or left to linger in a glass, Seriously Nutty will open up to reveal all its complex characteristics.

Enjoy Seriously Nutty with smoked meats such as chicken, venison or trout, chorizo sausage, artichoke hearts, bean and mint pâté, roasted peppers or a fine beef consommé.

Wine Cocktails using Pfeiffer Seriously Nutty
Cellar It is not necessary to cellar this wine. Simply enjoy.

Technical Notes Made using only the “free-run” juice, the wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks at 13° celsius to preserve the delicacy of the wine.  The beginnings of our Seriously Nutty are similar to those of our Seriously Fine.  Our Palamino grapes are harvested at low sugar levels to obtain less fruity, more neutral characters and retain a high level of natural acidity. 

After the completion of alcoholic fermentation, a very neutral spirit is added to the “base wine” as we call it, to increase the alcohol content to approximately 15%v/v.  The base wine is then transferred to old oak barrels, filled to two thirds its capacity.  We then seed the wine with the flor yeast, which is allowed to grow on the upper surface of the wine.  This is referred to as biological ageing.  The wine may be stored on flor yeast for between 5 and 8 years. 

The wine is then taken off flor, blended and fortified to 17% and returned to barrel (full) for further maturation of up to 30 years.  This is referred to as oxidative ageing.  During oxidative ageing, a slow evaporation occurs, which in turns concentrates the various components of the wine, including sugar, acidity, alcohol, colour and flavour.  This leads to the development of the intense, nutty character.
Allergens Produced with the aid of milk products and traces may remain.
Preservative (220) Added.

Technical Details Res Sugar 12.70 g/L
pH 2.97
TA 9.07 g/L
Alcohol 21.5 % v/v