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: The 2016 vintage will be remembered for a challenging cold start,
followed by a spectacular long summer. The cold start meant the team
was under pressure to fight frosts during the early stage of vine growth,
however a warm and protracted summer period with dry, warm weather
during the harvest period, meant the fruit was picked on-time and
delivered intact and without stress. The harvest period was fast and
furious due to physiological ripeness occurring simultaneously, resulting
in one of the most compact vintages we have ever experienced.
Certified organic fruit was hand-picked from two of our three biodynamic
vineyards. The majority came from the upper terraces of our Noa
vineyard, on Waimakiriri soils of alluvial origin.
Winemaking: This unique Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is comprised of 18 different
parcels of Sauvignon Blanc and two of Semillon, each picked from
different vineyard blocks, which were then gently whole bunch pressed
and fermented separately. The wine was naturally fermented using wild
yeast, and 15% of the total blend was fermented in old French oak
barriques to give complexity and texture. After 9 months, each batch was
tasted and selected to create a well-rounded and complex wine.
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 3.6g/l pH: 3.25 TA: 6.8g/l
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