2017 Seresin Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand

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  • Organic & Biodynamic wine
  • Old Vine SB
  • A blend from several vineyards
  • Consistent 90+ star in NZ
  • BHW has the lowest price anywhere
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About the Wine

Michael Seresin was born in Wellington, New Zealand, but left in the 1960s, when sheep, not grapevines, covered the Wairau Plains. He settled in Italy, where he was captivated by Italian food and wine culture, and began his career as a cinematographer. Over time Michael’s interest in wine developed into a passion. In the early 1990s after investigating opportunities to start a winery in Italy, he became aware of the quality wines starting to emerge from his homeland. After visiting Marlborough, and falling in love with the Marlborough Sounds, Michael decided to purchase a home there, followed by the purchase of some land in the Wairau Valley, which became Seresin’s Home Vineyard. Planting of vines began immediately, followed by the importation and planting of Tuscan olive varieties and significant plantings of natives.

Seresin’s first vintage was in 1996 and the winery was completed in mid-2000. A year later, the Tatou Vineyard was purchased and land in the Omaka Valley was purchased for development into what is now the Raupo Creek Vineyard. Acknowledging Seresin’s ongoing commitment to sound environmental practices as a winegrower, Seresin won the Marlborough District Council’s 2009 Marlborough Environment Award.

This Sauvignon Blanc:
  • Six parcels of fruit from the two vineyards hand harvested, whole cluster pressed in late March 2018
  • Each parcel vinified separately
  • Free run juice only; 15% into neutral French oak barrels, 85% into small stainless steel vessels
  • Fermentation with only wild yeasts for 8 – 16 weeks, then aged on lees 9 months
  • Blended & filtered before bottling

Reviews

The Seresin Sauvignon Blancs have always been different than the others in the marketplace. Made from certified organic and biodynamically grown grapes, this wine is alive. The 2017 vintage is outstanding. TASTING NOTES: This wine is alive and well. Its aromas and flavors of chalky minerality, tart citrus, and dried herbs would pair beautifully with seared wild salmon. ~93pts, Wilfred Wong

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