Sauvignon Blanc – 2011

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.


89 Points

A blend of 89% Sauvignon Blanc and 11% Semillon, naturally fermented with 15% fermented in old French oak barriques, the 2011 Sauvignon Blanc is intensely scented of ripe grapefruit, green guava and nectarines with hints of fresh sage and asparagus. Medium-bodied, it fills the mouth with tropical fruit and herbal flavors lifted by crisp acid, finishing with very good persistence. Delicious now, it should keep through 2013.

© Wine Advocate, October, 2012
90 Points

Bright, pale yellow. Sexy, complex nose offers subtle stone fruit aromas complicated by pepper and spices. Supple and round yet also quite penetrating, with lovely inner-mouth perfume to the stone fruit and spice flavors. This juicy, complex sauvignon finishes suave and long.

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Review, October, 2012
17 Points

Hand picked organically grown fruit with wild yeast and a portion of used oak fermentation, so already way ahead of the Marlborough norm. One out of 20 parcels was Semillon.
Zesty and focused and razor-sharp. Fruity rather than mineral but with great structure and I just about believe them when they say drink until 2016. Very well done! Real persistence and interest. Bone dry too. Obviously superior. Well done for taking so much trouble to raise themselves above the parapet., May, 2013