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||Over 20 years on average in 2015||Mixed alluvial silt,|
The fruit comes mostly from our clay-rich hillside Raupo Creek vineyard in the Omaka Valley, with a small amount also from the alluvial shingles of our Tatou vineyard and the Noa vineyard, which is made up of Waimakariri type soils of alluvial origin.
- Minimal frosts during the spring and perfect flowering conditions resulted in a good crop and even berry set. A warm early summer initially, but temperatures cooled after solstice to give a long ripening period, with stable conditions until the end of the first week of April. Heavy rain followed, but the fruit remained in good condition.
- Fruit was hand-picked, destemmed and cooled. After pre-fermentation steeping, the juice was warmed and fermented with wild yeast, and the caps hand-plunged daily during fermentation. The wine was left on skins for 2 weeks of post-ferment maceration, then drained, lightly pressed and transferred to French oak barriques, of which 10% were new.
- The wine went through natural malolactic fermentation during 11 months maturation, before it was bottled unfiltered and unfined.
- A blend from all three of our vineyard sites, Leah is named after Michael Seresin’s daughter.
- Exhibits bright, fragrant berry-fruit aromas, interlaced with spice and herbal notes.
- The wine is focused and concentrated, with a succulent fruit core, frame by fine-grained tannins and a mouth-watering acidity.
- An elegan and understated style with immediate appeal, but structure to last.
- Made from Pinot Noir grapes.
- Vine age – from vines over 20 years on average in 2015.
- Grown on soils of mixed alluvial silt, gravel and clay.
- Fermented in French Oak Barriques using wild yeast.
- Aged in French barriques, approximately 15% new.
- Aged for 11 months.
- Bottled unfiltered and unfined.
- Varieties: Pinot Noir
- Vineyard: 21% Noa, 10% Tatou, 69% Raupo
- Oak: 11 months, approx. 10% new
- Bottling Date: March 1, 2016
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- RS: 1.7 g/l
- pH: 3.76
- TA: 5.9 g/L
Pale ruby-purple colored, the 2014 Leah Pinot Noir is a little mute with gentle herbal and earth notes plus suggestions of cranberries and spice box.Â The delicate, light to medium-bodied palate has good grippy tannins and oodles of freshness supporting the sour cherry and cranberry flavors, finishing with lingering dried herb notes.
|Annual Production||60,000 9L cases|
|Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic)||Biodynamic, Organic|