Estate grown grapes from organic and biodynamic vineyards are handpicked and transformed into artisan wines through gentle, traditional winemaking – wine of passion, grace and spirit. Acknowledging Seresin’s ongoing commitment to sound environmental practices as a winegrower, Seresin won the Marlborough District Council’s 2009 Marlborough Environment Award.
Bright yellow. Passion fruit and gingery oak spices on the nose, complicated by a sweaty saline character (from the wild yeasts?). Rich, ripe, tactile and sweet, with an almost gamey wildness in the mouth. Full without being weighty thanks to its gingery lift. Finishes long and surprisingly dry, with palate-dusting minerality. Serious juice.
This bottling is made only in particularly good years. Cropped at a minimal one bunch per shoot or fewer, or between 3 and 3.8 tonnes per hectare (c 25 hl/ha), from the best parts of their three vineyards. Aged in French oak barriques, approximately 35% new, for 17 months. Mid ruby with some evolution. Very tight and delicate. Lovely sappy texture and transparent fruit. Really light touch here yet the impact opens out on the finish in a truly burgundian peacock’s tail. Very clean finish. But the polar opposite of the sweet concentration of the Leah bottling. All is finesse.
Best of Year – This is reasonably firm and muscular for a Marlborough Pinot Noir, yet still retains a welcome sense of elegance. Savory mushroom and meat notes feature prominently, filled out by black cherry shad- ings and the long, dusty finish. Drink 2018–2025.