Seresin Sauvignon Blanc, 2016

By Seresin Estate

  • Appellation: Marlborough
  • Region: Marlborough
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Colour: White
  • Grape Varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
  • Soil type: Alluvial, Clay
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak
  • Unfined.
  • Filtered - Pad 1-2 microns microns.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
  • Total Sulphites: 70 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:Vintage: The 2016 vintage will be remembered for a challenging cold start, followed by a spectacular long summer. The cold start meant the team was under pressure to fight frosts during the early stage of vine growth, however a warm and protracted summer period with dry, warm weather during the harvest period, meant the fruit was picked on-time and delivered intact and without stress. The harvest period was fast and furious due to physiological ripeness occurring simultaneously, resulting in one of the most compact vintages we have ever experienced.Viticulture: Certified organic fruit was hand-picked from two of our three biodynamic vineyards. The majority came from the upper terraces of our Noavineyard, on Waimakiririsoils of alluvial origin.Winemaking: This unique Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is comprised of 18 different parcels of Sauvignon Blanc and two of Semillon, each picked from different vineyard blocks, which were then gently whole bunch pressed and fermented separately. The wine was naturally fermented using wild yeast, and 15% of the total blend was fermented in old French oak barriquesto give complexity and texture. After 9 months, each batch was tasted and selected to create a well-rounded and complex wine.

About Seresin Estate

Marlborough, New Zealand Seresin Estate, situated in Marlborough at the northern tip of the South Island, New Zealand was founded by Michael Seresin in 1992. The estate has embraced organic culture from the beginning, and more recently the more rigorous biodynamics. Wine making is based on minimal intervention. Wine of Passion, Grace & Spirit.