Seresin Estate Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Tasting Note: Mouthwatering acidity and soft, juicy tropical notes make this a standout New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, more sophisticated than many: there's gooseberry and a spritz of citrus but also soft yellow peaches, tangy passion fruit and minerality.
\Winemaking: Six parcels of fruit, from across our two vineyards, were hand-harvested and whole bunch pressed. The free-run juice was settled naturally then transferred to either a small stainless steel vessel or old French oak vessel, whereby each parcel undertook and completed fermentation naturally. After a long period of fermentation (8-16 weeks) each parcel was racked and topped, with a small addition of SO2. The parcels then remained on lees for 9 months, were then blended, stabilised and filtered. A small portion of Sémillon (8%) is included in the blend, the portion of barrel fermentation and ageing is 15%.
Vineyard: Sourced from our old vines that thrive on river silt terraces in the Central Wairau Valley as well as our clay-rich Raupo Creek vineyard, which has a gentle north-west facing aspect, settled in the centre of the Omaka Valley. Both vineyards are managed following Organic and Biodynamic principles.
Food matching: A brilliant pairing with French bistro salad served alongside warm goat cheese croutes or pan-fried cod with beans and chard