Seresin Pinot Gris 2014
- Certified Organic
- Certified Biodynamic
- Vegan Suitable
- Wild (Natural) Yeast Fermentation
The nose exhibits notes of gently spiced orchard fruits, hay and ripe white peach. The palate is textural, with layers of soft stone-fruit, savoury warm brioche and a refreshing dart of preserved-lemon acidity. Mouth-filling, but finely balanced, with a long complex finish.
Drink Now until 2020.
At Seresin, we work the land in a traditional way to determine the character of our wines. Organic and biodynamic practices underpin our careful attention and gentle thought with which we make wine of passion, grace and spirit.
Vintage: Minimal frosts during the spring and perfect flowering conditions resulted in a good crop and even berry set. A warm early summer initially, but temperatures cooled after solstice to give a long ripening period, with stable conditions until the end of the first week of April. Heavy rain followed, but caused no problems at the Estate.
Vineyard: The fruit comes mostly from our clay-rich hillside Raupo Creek vineyard, which has a gentle north-west facing aspect, settled in the centre of the Omaka. A tiny proportion is drawn from our Noa vineyard at the western end of the Wairau valley.
Winemaking: Certified organic fruit was hand-sorted before being whole-bunch-pressed and lightly settled. Wild yeast was used for fermentation, which was maintained at a slow rate through low temperatures, to enhance the primary fruit characters. At around 10 brix, the wine was transferred to older French barriques to finish fermentation and to mature on yeast lees for around 6 months.
Yield: 6 tonnes / hectare
Oak: 100% oak matured, all old
Bottling date: 7th November 2014
Alcohol: 14.0 %
RS: 5 g/l
|Region||Marlborough, New Zealand|