Seresin Pinot Gris 2016




  • Vegan Suitable
  • Certified Biodynamic
  • Certified Organic
  • Winery
  • Region
    Marlborough, New Zealand
  • Grapes
    Pinot Gris
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. It is mouth filling, but finely balanced, with a long complex finish, match with blue cheese, risotto or savoury umami flavours, clams or sweet seafood.

Drink Now until 2024.

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: The 2016 winegrowing vintage at Seresin Estate will be remembered for a challenging cold start with a spectacular long summer. A very long and constant frost fighting season ensured the team were under pressure from the start. Towards the end of January we were predicting a later harvest than normal, but an intense long summer followed by a dry harvest period enabled us to deliver the fruit on-time, intact and without stress. The harvest itself was fast and furious, one of the most compact we have ever experienced.

Winemaking: The Seresin Estate Pinot Gris 2016 hails from certified organic and biodynamic grapes that were handpicked, whole bunch pressed and lightly settled, before being fermented with wild yeast, with 40% in old oak barriques to be aged for six months on lees. In addition, this was the first year we trialled utilising skin contact for a portion of the wine, which has added a different level of interest and a further dimension to the palate structure. After final filtration and bottling, the Pinot Gris was aged for another four months in bottle before release.

Technical data:

Yield: 6 tonnes / hectare

Oak: 100% fermented and aged in old oak casks for 5 months (mixture of puncheons & barriques)

(SKU: SE_PGr_16)

Wine Type White
Vintage 2016
Grapes Pinot Gris
Region Marlborough, New Zealand
Volume 750mL
Packaging Glass Bottle
Closure Screwcap
Alcohol % 13.5
Vegan Suitable Yes
Certified Biodynamic Yes
Certified Organic Yes

'Rich, robust and pleasingly spicy Pinot Gris... Beautifully crafted wine.'
95 Points - Bob Campbell

Rating 91 - Tasted by Tina Gellie(at County Hall, London, 15 Jan 2018) Part of New Zealand wines to try: Beyond Sauvignon Decanter Biodynamic whole-bunch pressed fruit finishes its wild yeast fermentation in old barriques before being left on its lees for six months to gain complexity and a textural, creamy mouthfeel. This is wonderfully autumnal and vital, with fine peach sweetness, ripe yellow apple crispness and a lift of meadow flowers.

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