Seresin Rachel Pinot Noir 2013

Winery / Brand: Seresin
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Grapes: Pinot Noir
The nose exhibits aromas of black cherry, truffle and chocolate. The palate is concentrated and full, with a dense core of rich fruit, alongside savoury spice and herbal notes, all underpinned by silky-fine and mouth coating tannins. Long on the finish, with a cleansing acidity, this is a poised, yet powerful wine.

A blend from all three vineyard sites, Rachel is named after Michael Seresin’s mother. The vines are cropped to produce enough fruit for just one bottle per vine, and this fruit is handpicked and completely destemmed before being fermented with wild yeast.

Certified organic and biodynamically grown Suitable for vegetarians and vegans

No dairy products or eggs used during production
$41.00 in a straight case of 12
$44.00 in a mixed case of 12
$50.00 each

Seresin Rachel Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013

Tasting Notes from the Winery

Vintage: 2013 was an excellent vintage for Marlborough. A calm spring allowed for even flowering and berry set, and an initially warm summer was tempered by cooler temperatures after veraison. The cool end to the season allowed slower maturation of the fruit, encouraged retention of acidity and development of more complex flavour compounds.

Winemaking: 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 twice a day 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 17% were new. The wine went through natural malolactic fermentation during 15 months maturation, before it was bottled unfiltered and unfined.

Viticulture: The main portion of fruit for this wine is derived from our clay-rich hillside ‘Raupo Creek’ vineyard, in the Omaka Valley, with the balance coming from the alluvial shingles of our Tatou vineyard and the Noa vineyard, which is comprised of Waimakariri soil types, alluvial in origin. Each vine is hand-tended throughout the season to create a balanced canopy and optimise fruit quality.

VARIETIES: Pinot Noir 100%
VINEYARD: Raupo Creek, Tatou & Noa
OAK: 17% new
BOTTLED: 14.11.2014
ALCOHOL: 13.5%
RS: 1.7g/l
PH: 3.7
TA: 6 g/l

Certified organic & biodynamically grown. Contains sulphites. Suitable for vegans .


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.

Winemaker Clive Dougall

Annual Production 60,000 9L cases

Farming Sustainable, Biodynamic, Organic

Wine / Product specifications
Wine Type Red
Region Marlborough, New Zealand
Grapes Pinot Noir
Vintage 2013
Alcohol % 13.5
Certification Certified Organic
Vegan Status Vegan Suitable
Closure Screwcap
Volume 750mL
Packaging Glass Bottle
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