Sun & Moon Pinot Noir – 2010

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.

Grapes / Soils

Pinot Noir Clay & sand

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • The fruit for this wine comes from the steep hill block of our clay rich hillside Raupo Creek vineyard in Marlborough’s Omaka Valley.
  • Each vine is thinned to carry one bunch per shoot or less, or less than 1kg of fruit per vine.
  • In the best vintages the best portions are selected to make the Sun and Moon Pinot Noir.
Winemaker's Notes
  • The fruit was hand-sorted before being de-stemmed and cooled, after a short pre-fermentation soaking period the juice was allowed to warm and fermentation started with wild yeast.
  • During fermentation the caps were hand-plunged daily.
  • The wine was then left to sit on skins for nearly four weeks for post ferment maceration; a total of five weeks was spent in contact with the skins.
  • It was then drained and lightly pressed before natural malolactic fermentation during 17 months maturing in French oak.
  • The best portions were selected for this wine and blended, before being bottled unfiltered and without fining.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Pinot Noir grapes.
  • Vine age – from vines over 20 years on average in 2015.
  • Grown on soils of Clay & sand.
  • Fermented in French Oak using wild yeast.
  • Aged in French oak, of which around 35 percent was new.
  • Aged for 15 months.
  • Bottled unfiltered and unfined.
Technical Information
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • pH: 3.58
  • TA: 6.1g/l
  • Clones: 115, 777 & 10/5


98 Points

“This flagship pinot noir is only made from the best grapes in the best vintages.  A dense, rich and very powerful wine, it possesses layers of dark cherry, raspberry, plum, Oriental spices, nutty oak and savoury dried herb flavours. This pinot is a very impressive red with serious cellaring potential.”, March, 2015

General Info

Country New Zealand
Region South Island
Appellation(s) Marlborough
Proprietors Michael Seresin
Founded 1996
Winemaker Tamra Kelly-Washington
Annual Production 60,000 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Biodynamic, Organic