Pinot Noir – 2019

Region: New Zealand


Meaning ‘offspring’ in Maori, MOMO sprung from Seresin Estate in Marlborough.  Now grown up with its own identity and personality, MOMO is youthful, urbane and well travelled, with an easy charm.  Seriously stylish, MOMO loves good food and great conversation.  Above all, MOMO is about enjoyment – the simple pleasure of good wine.MOMO selects organically grown grapes from a small number of growers and uses minimal winemaking intervention to present wines with honest varietal character and quality. All wines are Vegan friendly as well.

Grapes / Soils

Pinot Noir Vines planted on average in 1995 Mixed alluvial silt, gravel and clay soils

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • 100% certified organic fruit from the Omaka Valley
Harvest Notes
  • Vintage 2019 will be remembered as relatively trouble-free and enjoyed a long harvest period with slow and steady development
  • Wet conditions at flowering produced loose and lighter bunches
  • Hot, dry, glorious summer allowed for faster ripening
  • Very early start to harvest on March 1
  • Fruit harvested at optimum maturity
  • Harvest complete on April 13
  • Fruit destemmed and fermented in open-top fermenters using predominantly wild yeasts
  • Caps plunged twice daily
  • Fermented 21 – 30 days, then pressed into small stainless steel vessels and then into 3rd-fill neutral oak barrels
  • Aged 9 months before blending and bottling
Winemaker's Notes

This delicious, feminine Pinot Noir exudes lifted aromas of cherry and ripe red berry fruits. The palate shows a lighter touch, yet is juicy and complete, finishing with firm tannins that sit in wonderful harmony with the fruit and acidity.

Wine Summary

100% Certified organic Pinot Noir grapes; alcohol: 13%; fruit from the Omaka Valley; fermented in open-top vessels with largely wild yeasts for 21 – 30 days; pressed into stainless and then 3rd-fill neutral oak barrels; aged 9 months before blending and bottling; certified Biogro organic; no animal products used in fining – Vegan and Vegetarian friendly.

Technical Information
  • 100% Organic Pinot Noir grapes
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • pH: 3.66
  • Total Acidity: 5.9 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 0.6 g/l
  • Biogro Certified Organic
  • Vegan & Vegetarian friendly

General Info

Country New Zealand
Region South Island
Appellation(s) Marlborough
Proprietors Michael Seresin
Founded 1996
Winemaker Tamra Kelly-Washington
Annual Production 30,000 9L cases (including Seresin)
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Biodynamic, Organic