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Seresin Chardonnay Marlborough 2005

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"Our philosophy and stylistic direction with Chardonnay is to focus on the textural element of the palate rather than emphasising primary fruit characters. The cool temperatures in Marlborough work to retain fruit character and we want to use these characters to give more interest to the palate by fermenting warmer and using very natural techniques in our winemaking. The fruit was sourced from both our Home and Raupo Creek vineyards. The blend was fermented in French Oak utilising only indigenous yeasts. Following primary fermentation the wine was put through malolactic fermentation, which occurred naturally in barrel. "

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Seresin:
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, ... Read more
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. In 2000 the Tatou vineyard was purchased, a year later land in the Omaka valley was aquired for development into our Raupo Creek vineyard. Read less
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External Reviews for Seresin Chardonnay Marlborough

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/16/2009

Eine umfangreiche Palette feiner Fruchtnoten von vegetabilen, blumigen Aromen zu dezenten Ausbauaromen (Butter, Karamell, Nüsse) präsentiert sich im Glas. Das spannende Zusammenspiel zwischen Fruchtsäure und samtiger, süsslicher Textur macht diesen Chardonnay zum Erlebnis! Ein anhaltender, facettenreicher Sinneseindruck im Abgang setzt diesem Weisswein von SERESIN das berühmte Pünktchen auf das «i».


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
02/05/2008

This dry, white wine is from the Marlborough region and is made from native yeasts if you can believe it. This adds to the complex, rich character to this chardonnay and certainly puts it in the camp of a more southern Burgundy white than one from New Zealand.



"Our philosophy and stylistic direction with Chardonnay is to focus on the textural element of the palate rather than emphasising primary fruit characters. The cool temperatures in Marlborough work to retain fruit character and we want to use these characters to give more interest to the palate by fermenting warmer and using very natural techniques in our winemaking. The fruit was sourced from both our Home and Raupo Creek vineyards. The blend was fermented in French Oak utilising only indigenous yeasts. Following primary fermentation the wine was put through malolactic fermentation, which occurred naturally in barrel. "

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