Reviewed by Joe Czerwinski for The Wine Advocate. Issue 235, published 1st March 2018.
“Sourced from a hillside block in the Omaka Valley, the 2013 Sun and Moon Pinot Noir is meant for aging. It's still fairly young and fresh tasting, with firm, drying tannins and tart cherry fruit that reverberates on the long, long finish. Give it another couple of years in the cellar.” Rating: 93. Drink Date: 2020 – 2028
Heavy grey skies and rain welcomed us to the new venue for “Flavours of New Zealand”. County Hall, based on the South Bank in London, once the hot bed of London Labour politics. With views over Westminster Bridge and the House’s of Parliament.
Seresin Estate originally imported olive trees from a specialist olive nursery in Tuscany owned by the renowned Attilio Sonnoli. We chose a selection of the classic varieties: Frantoio, Pendolino, Leccino, Minerva & Maurino that make Tuscan extra virgin olive oil amongst the most interesting in the world.
Seresin Estate is celebrating its 25th anniversary with fellow New Zealander, Chantelle Nicholson, Chef Patron of Tredwells, London, cooking at our Waterfall Bay, Marlborough Sounds restaurant. A short boat trip through the magical sounds will take you to the secret restaurant overlooking the bay, surrounded by native forest. Join us for our Waterfall Bay Feast! A degustation menu with wine matches from the Seresin Cellar.
We embrace the principles of organics and biodynamics in our viticulture and winemaking. In the winery minimal intervention allows layers of flavour to evolve, so that the wines are a natural expression of the soils from which they are grown.
All wines crafted at Seresin Estate are made without egg, dairy or protein products during production, meaning our wines are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
To contemplate this question above, we've included three opinions from our staff members. These are shared to consider the question fully.
On 12th July, we celebrated our quarter-century birthday in London with a luminous and memorable evening. We thank our friends from all over the world, who joined us at the Whitechapel Gallery and enjoyed our magnums of Tatai Pinot Noir, specially blended for the event. A collection of images captured by Domizia Salusest.
The Seresin Estate Pinot Gris 2016 represents our evolving approach to this complex style. Described by winemaker Clive Dougall as “treading a line of texture and acidity”, this wine has a more notable fruit driven, rose petal character than in previous years, with a cleaner, more linear style.
2017 was a memorable and challenging vintage. We had a wonderful warm start to the growing season, with good soil moisture helping the vines to grow well. We then experienced cold temperatures during flowering, resulting in lower yields and smaller bunches in our Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The temperatures never really soared and we will remember this vintage as having one of the coldest growing seasons, coupled with challenging rain events just before and during harvest.
Seresin Estate was invited to present wines rated 90 Points and above at the ultimate fine wine experience by Robert Parker Wine Advocate. Held 8th April 2017 at De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms London, the event was an opportunity for wine connoisseurs and aficionados to meet fine wine producers
The Marlborough Wine & Food Festival is New Zealand’s original and longest running wine festival held in a world-renowned wine producing region. Held on Saturday 11th February, the festival provides the opportunity to sample local wines and cuisine all in the heart of one of Marlborough’s oldest and most...
On Friday 27th January, we together hosted a group of international Sommeliers, Journalists and Buyers travelling through New Zealand with New Zealand Winegrowers to Pinot Noir 2017. Guests arrived at Michael Seresin's private residence by boat to our pop up restaurant in Waterfall Bay.
Beast of a Feast is the newest food, craft beer and music festival to hit Mount Maunganui this summer. Held 3rd January at Soper Reserve with a rockstar lineup of some of New Zealand's best breweries and street food vendors the event provided the perfect setting to acclimatise to a new year!
Cindy Sherman has spent nearly 40 years changing the way people think about photography, art, gender and identity, with character portraits that expose contemporary society.
Seresin Estate wines will be poured when the New York artist’s international exhibition opens at the City Gallery Wellington this month (www.citygallery.org.nz), in what Seresin Estate General Manager Michelle Connor calls a perfect fit.
"Whether you see yourself as a wine connoisseur or simply enjoy the occasional glass of red, we all know wine can be the original elixir of happiness or transform the most ordinary food into a feast. Wine guru Simon Hoggart shares his zest for his subject with his refreshing and extensive knowledge so that anyone can sniff, swirl and slurp their way to becoming a wine aficionado, without fear of a hefty price tag."
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are top choices for Christmas. Seresin Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2014 and Rachel Pinot Noir 2012 are two smart, elegant options from Marlborough estate of cinematographer Michael Seresin. Whether purchased as a thoughtful gift or to be enjoyed at home, these distinguished vintages are perfect for any given occasion.
To mark our 20th vintage we are releasing Moana Blanc and Moana Rosé, a pair of sparkling wines that reflect unique terroir, thoughtful winemaking and an ever patient resolve.
Winemaker Clive Dougall says their seven-year journey from vine to glass is typical of Seresin’s approach to both vineyards and vintages. “Time enriches our land and our wine, and we’ve no intention of speeding things up. It’s a simple ethos that invites greater complexity in our soil and in our cellar.”
We are very pleased to announce Jordan Hogg, Assistant Winemaker at Seresin Estate has been announced the Tonnellerie de Mercurey NZ Young Winemaker 2016. The National Final was held on Tuesday 23 August at MRC and the winner was announced at the Bragato Wine Awards dinner on Thursday 25 August.
We have a rare opportunity for an engaging communicator. This newly created position will be responsible for every visitor’s experience at Seresin Estate and Waterfall Bay, in terms of tourism, business, media and events. The position will seek to not only enhance the overall brand experience for our guests, but also their online experience and customer service.
We are looking forward to showcasing our Seresin Estate Viognier 2011, and Seresin Estate Memento Riesling 2012 together with Louis Latour Agencies at the Harpers new initiative Think Indie, Drink Indie July 12th for Independent Merchants.
We very proud to announce Seresin Estate Assistant Winemaker Jordan Hogg, 29, was announced the Marlborough Tonnellerie de Mercurey NZ Young Winemaker 2016 at the recent competition held on Friday.
A new partnership between Seresin Estate and Mineral is a positive step forward, says Seresin Estate General Manager Michelle Connor.
She announced today that Mineral is to include the Seresin, OSIP and MOMO brands in its portfolio for distribution in New Zealand.
We are delighted to be included within a series of upcoming Sommelier Masterclasses presented by Ronan Sayburn MS. The classes will include a comprehensive tasting, exploring New Zealand's wine regions and varieties.
Tuesday 10th May, 2016
Seresin Estate, of Marlborough New Zealand, has today announced a new partnership with Louis Latour Agencies to include its Seresin and MOMO brands for on and off-trade distribution in the UK.
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Seresin Estate Announces ‘Living off the Land’ Waterfall Bay Dining Event
Friday 17th & Saturday 18th June, 2016
Seresin Estate is pleased to announce two mid-winter lunches will be presented at their Waterfall Bay occasional restaurant in association with fine-dining Restaurateur Michael Dearth and Chef Ben Bayly, themed ‘Living off the Land’.
With harvest, brings people from around the world that have come to be part of Seresin. They bring their talents, their passions and their labour. Everyday the interns and winemakers discuss and taste the wine they have made that day over lunch. Food lies at the heart of everything we do at Seresin Estate
The hand-print was the first signature, the first form of art created by man and, for us, it is a symbol or our organic and biodynamic philosophy. All Seresin Estate wines are hand-tended, hand-picked and selected in the vineyard. Working this way does take a little more time, but gentler handling of the grapes allows us to nurture wines to express a unique sense of place.
Within one of our vineyards a selection of field flowers are planted between the vines, down every tenth row. As Mustard turns to seed and falls, the Phacelia grows tall, followed by Red Clover. The mix is planted to aid in the natural replenishment of soil nutrients and attract pollinating insects, which in turn help these plants to grow...
Team Seresin will be hitting the road on 14th and 15th August to participate in Wine Auckland, which is part of Restaurant Month. Our stand will be overflowing with our delicious wines of course, but will also feature our brand new vintage 2015 olive oils, honeys and wine vinegars. If you’re in Auckland, grab yourself a ticket for this fantastic event and come and say hello!
Our Australian Estate Manager, Colin Ross, is on the road in Western Australia during July, the highlight of which is a masterclass in our Pinot Noir that will be held at Matilda Bay in Perth on 21st July. The event is being organised by our distribution partners in the region, Fine Wine Wholesalers.