Seresin Estate is one of the star wineries of New Zealand's famous Marlborough wine regions. Established in 1992 by Michael Seresin, a New Zealand born film-maker based in London, the wines are made by acclaimed Brian Bicknell. Seresin's first vintage was in 1996. In 2000 the Tatou vineyard was purchased, followed a year later by land in the Omaka Valley which has become Seresin's Raupo Creek vineyard. Organically and biodynamically grown, hand-tended and hand-picked, the grapes from our estate are transformed into artisan wines through gentle, traditional winemaking.
Vintage: Minimal frosts during the spring and perfect flowering conditions resulted in a good crop and even berry set. A warm early summer initially, but temperatures cooled after solstice to give a long ripening period, with stable conditions until the end of the first week of April. Heavy rain followed, but the fruit remained in good condition.
Viticulture: The vineyards were tended throughout the season by hand; following the growth of the plant the vines were shoot-thinned, then leaf plucked, then fruit-thinned to achieve a balanced canopy. Over 70% came from within our Raupo Creek vineyard, where the soils are rich and clay-based.
Winemaking: Certified organic grapes were hand-picked, destemmed and fermented with wild yeast. The ferment was plunged by hand twice daily and remained on skins for 3 weeks prior to pressing. Aged in older French oak barriques for 11 months, the wine was then assembled from select parcels, before being lightly filtered and bottled.
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