Seresin Pinot Gris 2016
- Certified Organic
- Certified Biodynamic
- Vegan Suitable
RegionMarlborough, New Zealand
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.
Yield: 6 tonnes / hectare
Oak: 100% fermented and aged in old oak casks for 5 months (mixture of puncheons & barriques)
|Region||Marlborough, New Zealand|
'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.