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.
Once again a portion of barrel matured wine and a little Semillon added to the mix, this has a sophisticated nose with dried flowers, meadow hay and citrus fruits, gently complex and enticing. The palate delivers a powerful, driving citrus-focused impression, dry and long, handy structure too. Drink now and up to 2020.
(12.5% alcohol; fermented with wild yeasts, 15% in used barrels): Bright, pale lemon-yellow. Reticent, cool but varietally expressive aromas of lemon, menthol and spices. Broad, salty and bone-dry, with strong underlying acidity to its citrus and white peach flavors. In an uncompromising slightly chalky style and yet this wine shows an umami quality that should make it very flexible at the dinner table. A touch of sulfidey reduction contributes complexity. Finishes dusty and persistent. No rush to drink this. (A second bottle of equal quality showed no reduction and strong mid-palate yellow fruit flavors. While it was a bit less tactile, it was very smooth, fresh and long.) 2017-2020.