Seresin Osip Pinot Noir 12pk 2016
Cinematographer Michael Seresin’s desire to create high quality wine in the most natural way possible led to the rise of Seresin Estate in the early 1990s – a wine estate that has ever since followed the principals of biodynamic and organic farming and winemaking. Allowing the wines a little extra time, not only adds savouriness, mouth-watering textures and flavours, but also shows the unique sense of place the wines come from.
Seresin Osip Pinot Noir 2016
Seresin has a track record as a producer of fine wines and is a leading entity in New Zealand organic/biodynamic grape farming. This wine takes their minimal intervention winemaking to the next logical step, with no sulphur added in winemaking. It’s also picked a bit earlier than the standard pinot noir releases, for lower alcohol (not much) and higher acidity (feels a fair bit higher).
Refreshing, almost bracing, red wine of crisp tannin, tangy acidity, tart, clear, red cherry fruit character. Lean in the palate, it’s a zingy red of transparent fruit character, light wood-clove spice notes, some nice smudged texture to finish. Very fresh feel here, indeed, so zesty it’s almost a bit too much. That being said, the vitality can’t be faulted. Decent drink.
Rating: 90 Points
Source: Mike Bennie, The Wine Front