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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.