Seresin Leah Pinot Noir 2017
- Certified Organic
- Certified Biodynamic
- Vegan Suitable
RegionMarlborough, New Zealand
Exhibits bright, fragrant berry-fruit aromas, interlaced with spice and herbal notes. The wine is focused and concentrated, with a succulent fruit core, framed by fine-grained tannins and a mouth-watering acidity. An elegant and understated style with immediate appeal, but structure to last.
Michelle says: "Its brambly wild fruit nose lures you in, the succulent spicy palate keeps you intrigued, and the silky lingering finish leaves you wanting more."
Vintage: 2017 was a memorable and challenging vintage. We had a wonderful warm start to the growing season, with good soil moisture helping the vines to grow well. We then experienced cold temperatures during flowering, resulting in lower yields and smaller bunches. The harvest itself was fast and furious, one of the most compact we have ever experienced with challenging rain events just before and during harvest. The resulting wines having strong natural acidity and intense fruit flavours from the colder season.
Viticulture: The large majority of the fruit comes from the clay-rich hillside of the Raupo Creek Vineyard, which is located in the Omaka Valley. A small portion comes from the Noa vineyard grown on Waimakariri alluvial soils, located in the Wairau Valley.
Winemaking: The fruit was hand-picked, destemmed and cool soaked in tank. The must was then warmed and fermented with wild yeast, and the caps hand-plunged daily during fermentation. The wine was left on skins for 4-5 weeks, then drained, lightly pressed and transferred to aged French oak barriques. The wine went through natural malolactic fermentation during 11 months maturation, before it was bottled lightly filtered and unfined.
VARIETIES: 100% Pinot Noir Clones: 10/5, 777, 115, 5, & Abel
Vineyard: 99.43% Raupo Creek & 0.57% Noa
OAK: 11 months in French barrique
YEILD: 6 tonnes per hectare
TA: 6.4 g/l
Total S02: 54ppm
BOTTLING DATE: 29th September
2018 PRODUCTION: 3000 cases
Certified Organic and Biodynamic. Suitable for vegans & vegetarians. No dairy products or eggs used in fining Contains sulphites.
ABOUT SERESIN ESTATE WINES
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.
|Region||Marlborough, New Zealand|
Seresin Leah Pinot Noir 2019 - reviews
93 points - Tina Gellie, Decanter Magazine, February 2019.
Made from a blend of handpicked organic fruit (worked biodynamically) from three estate vineyards, yielding just two bottles per vine. It has great concentration and purity of ripe cherry fruit, showing lovely vibrancy and freshness allied to fine tannins and fresh acidity. Elegant drinking now but with the structure to age. Drink 2019-2023
91+ points - Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate
Seductive scents of roses, black tea, strawberries and cherries mark the nose of the 2017 Leah Pinot Noir. Medium-bodied, dusty and cool, it's long on the finish, ending on notes of pomegranate-like tartness. Drink 2019-2025
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