Seresin Pinot Noir Rachel
Located in Marlborough, New Zealand, Seresin Estate was founded in 1992 by Michael
Seresin, an internationally acclaimed cinematographer. Seresin produces wines from
certified organic and biodynamic estate vineyards: Home Vineyard, located in the Wairau
Valley that is planted on well draining Waimakariri soils; Tatou Vineyard is composed of
alluvial shingle soils and also located in Wairau Valley; and the Raupo Creek vineyard in
Omaka Valley with its clay rich soils. All fruit is hand-picked, and hand-sorted and whole
cluster pressed. The wines are naturally fermented, using wild yeasts indigenous to the
winery, to give greater complexity to the wines. Winemaker Clive Dougall has over 17 years
of experience in the wine industry, both locally and internationally.
intense, black cherry, raspberry and blackberry nose with some meaty, spicy notes adding complexity. The palate is focused
and concentrated, with delicious savory, spicy, mineral notes under the cherry and plum fruit.
|91+ Points ~ International Wine Cellar "Good mediumred. Musky strawberry, currant and underbrush on the nose, lifted by a spicy nuance. Boasts terrific inner-mouth aromatic character, conveying a restrained sweetness to its cherry, spice and rose petal flavors. Savory, vibrant pinot with a long, firm, spicy finish that perfumes the palate."
|The fruit was hand-sorted before being destemmed and cooled. After a pre-fermentation soaking, fermentation started with
wild yeast. During fermentation the caps were hand plunged daily. Left to sit on skins for two weeks for post ferment
maceration; a total of four weeks was spent in contact with the skins. It was then drained and lightly pressed before being
transferred to French barriques (30% new) and aged for 15 months before being bottled unfiltered and without fining.