Sun and Moon Pinot Noir – 2009

Region: New Zealand


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.


90 Points

Medium red. Pungent, peppery aromas of red and dark berries and spices. Intensely flavored and juicy, with slightly edgy acidity giving a high-toned quality to the mid-palate. This very brisk pinot finishes firmly tannic and persistent but youthfully tight.

International Wine Cellar, September, 2011
92 Points

Good medium red. Deep, soil-inflected aromas of plum, currant, raspberry, wild herbs and smoky underbrush. Lush, seamless and concentrated pinot, conveying an impression of strong extract. Boasts disparate but nicely integrated elements: saline, soil-driven smoke and earth; pungent cranberry and pomegranate notes intensified by firm acidity; and attractive sappy, spicy lift. Holds its thickness through the long, suave finish, which features a fine dusting of tannins.

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Review, October, 2012