‘Seresin Estate’ is a Marlborough based winery whose core belief is to make wine in the most natural way possible without skimping on quality. At the entrance to the ‘Seresin vineyard’ is a beautiful stone bearing a handprint – this handprint represents the Seresin philosophy to work by hand, traditionally and with natural elements, to elicit true Marlborough character in their wines. Organics was a founding principle of ‘Seresin Estate’ when it launched in 1992.
The Seresin story started with Michael Seresin who spent a large portion of his life working in film. Having worked on major films such as “Gravity” and “Harry Potter” Michael wanted to create some magic that was truly his own. In the early 90’s he had the desire to create a winery that made wine in the most organic and natural method known to man, without compromising on quality. His passion for organics is what laid the groundwork for everything that ‘Seresin Estate’ is.
Now, the entire estate is farmed biodynamically and all of their wines are suitable to be drunk by Vegans. At Seresin, they believe that quality wines and oils begin with healthy plants that are able to fully express the soil and environment in which they grow – and they believe that the use of organic and biodynamic techniques and philosophies enables plants to achieve this healthy, balanced state. All the fruit is hand-picked and hand-sorted before being whole-bunch pressed. The wines are naturally fermented, using wild yeasts indigenous to the winery, to give greater individuality to the finished wines.
The entire Seresin portfolio is (if we may say so ourselves) beyond reproach. The Sauvignon Blanc boasts tropical fruit flavours and a distinctly fresh Marlborough taste. The Reserve Chardonnay is complex and poised. Both their ‘Leah Pinot Noir’ and ‘Rachel Pinot Noir’ have incredibly alluring qualities being young & vibrant, and elegant & structured respectively. The true pick of the punch in our humble opinion is the ‘Memento Riesling’ – this drop embodies everything we love about Riesling, a crisp dry quality that is complemented with honey and beeswax sweetness. Perfection for any occasion.
For more information on Seresin and their wines, visit their website.