Seresin

Pinot Noir – 2015

Region: New Zealand

Seresin

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 24 years on average in 2019 Mixed alluvial silt,

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

The fruit predominately comes from our clay rich hillside Raupo Creek vineyard, which has a gentle north-west facing aspect settled in the center of the Omaka Valley.  The vineyard is tended to throughout the season by hand; following the growth of the plant the vines were shoot-thinned, then leaf plucked, then fruit-thinned to carry one bunch per shoot.

Harvest Notes

A cool start to the year, with some late frosts, but the weather was settled for flowering and fruit set.  The summer was warm and very dry, resulting in berries and bunches being smaller than average.  Harvest took place in good conditions, resulting in fruit which showed aromatic ripeness as well as a balanced, fresh acidity.

Certified organic grapes were hand-picked, destemmed and fermented with wild yeast.  The ferment was plunged by hand twice daily and remained on skins for 3 weeks prior to pressing.  Aged in older French oak barriques for 11 months, the wine was then assembled from select parcels, before being lightly filtered and bottled.

Winemaker's Notes

A classic Pinot Noir displaying a complex nose of red berried fruits, reminiscent of cherries and raspberries.  This medium-bodied red, has a supple palate and silky tannins, whilst the natural fermentation add complexity.  The finish is crisp and dry.  Delicious on its’ own, or pairs well with wild game and roast vegetables.

 

Wine Summary
  • Made from Pinot Noir grapes
  • Vine age – from vines over 24 years on average in 2019
  • Grown on soils of mixed alluvial silt, gravel and clay
  • Fermented plunged by hand twice daily and remained on skins 3 weeks prior to pressing
  • Aged in French barriques
  • Aged for 11 months
  • Bottled lightly filtered
Technical Information
  • Variety: Pinot Noir
  • Oak: 11 months
  • Bottling Date: September 2, 2016
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • RS: 1.6 g/l
  • PH: 3.78
  • TA: 5.5 g/l
  • Total SO2: 45 ppm

Reviews

91 Points

Lighter floral pinot perfumes on the nose. This is taken from a range of organic vineyards and has a very impressive clarity of tannin, plenty of structure and darker cherry fruit throughout. Such handy grip and grain.

jamessuckling.com, March, 2017

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