Seresin Sauvignon Blanc 2012
- Certified Organic
- Vegan Suitable
- Wild (Natural) Yeast Fermentation
This Sauvignon Blanc displays passion fruit and herbaceous on the nose with a chalky mineral complexity. The palate is finely textured with ripe gooseberry, tropical fruit and citrus notes, framed by a fresh acidity to create a persistent finish.
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.
VINEYARD: Certified organic fruit was hand-picked from our three vineyards. Grapes were sourced from the upper terraces of the Home vineyard, which comprise varied Waimakiriri type soils of alluvial origin. This was supplemented by portions from the Tatou vineyard which is made up of a mixture of alluvial shingles, and the clay rich Raupo Creek vineyard.
VINIFICATION: Eighteen different parcels of Sauvignon Blanc and two portion of Semillon from the different vineyard blocks were pressed and then fermented separately so that we had a greater range of options when creating the final blend. The wine was naturally fermented using wild yeast for added complexity and texture, and approximately fifteen percent of the Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon were fermented in aged French oak barriques.
"This is one of the region’s most sophisticated, subtle and satisfying Sauvignons ... Mouthfilling and sweet-fruited, it is very nonherbaceous, placing its accent on rich tropical-fruit flavours, with a subtle seasoning of oak. Fleshy and concentrated, showing excellent depth, complexity and harmony, it’s drinking well now. " Michael Cooper, Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wines, 2013
“Seresin remain one of New Zealand’s benchmark producers largely thanks to a policy of zero compromise when it comes to quality. Grapes are organically grown, hand harvested, rigorously sorted, fermented with wild yeasts, and judiciously blended prior to bottling. The results are spellbinding.”Matt Skinner, Wine Critic
|Region||Marlborough, New Zealand|