Trophy for Champion Chardonnay – NZ Organic Wine Awards 2020
Gold Medal – NZ Organic Wine Awards 2020
Seresin's wines are highly regarded for their hand crafted nature and dedication to organic and bio-dynamic principles. Their approach is to be as natural as possible and this results in wines that are texturally exciting and a real pleasure to drink.
Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"The warm slopes of our Raupo vineyard in the Omaka Valley are home to some of our most important Chardonnay vineyards, where the vines respond well to the combination of cool clay soils and the exposure to the sun.
The 2018 Chardonnay is an appealing wine on the nose, with notes of citrus, toasted almond and apple. The palate is focused and bright, with hints of grapefruit, nectarine and peach. The acidity is firm and linear, giving backbone to the soft orchard-fruit core and carrying through to a long fragrant finish.
Certified organic grapes were selectively harvested by hand at the beginning of April, with only the clean bunches being picked. The fruit was loaded in to our press, then gently whole bunched pressed. The different batches were cold settled for 24 – 72 hours, then racked to barrels and puncheons, taking the fine lees. The juice was left to commence fermentation naturally. After 10 months on lees, the batches were blended and filtered prior to bottling. The final blend comprised of 10% new (all puncheons) and the balance 2nd, 3rd and neutral puncheons."
89/100 Cameron Douglas MS, April 2020 (2018 Vintage)
"Familiar aromas of peaches and nectarine, vanilla and sweet creamy nutty oak. On the palate – a dry wine with medium acidity, balanced alcohol, nicely weighted too with flavours of yellow orchard fruits, citrus, apple, a touch of cashew nut and other wood flavours. Balanced and well made, ready to enjoy from today and through 2022."