Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pinot Gris

Writing in MindFOOD, we enjoyed Joelle Thomson's tip of the hat to the 'Southern Man' ad campaign, when describing the 2008 Seresin Pinot Gris:

‘It's a hard road finding the perfect pinot gris and here is one of the very few that stands out from the crowd in style, body, taste and sheer drinkability. This is a stunner from cinematographer Michael Seresin's Marlborough vineyard, which is steadily being converted to biodynamic. It's worth every cent. Ignore the others.’

If you don't want to take Joelle's advice to 'ignore the others', some recommendations from Seresin winemaker, Clive Dougall, include Pinot Gris from Escarpment in Martinborough (for a big wine) and Aurum and Lamont from Central Otago as nice examples in a more delicate way.

Please email us if you want advance notice of a special Pinot Gris we made in 2008 - less than 300 bottles made, to be released in October 2008.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Summer Wines (in Winter)

While Johnny Ray is recommending the 2008 Seresin Gewurztraminer as one of his top 50 wines for the English summer, the same wine is also receiving compliments in the middle of New Zealand's winter.

Writing in Hawke's Bay Today, Yvonne Lorkin describes the wine as "Ginger, pot pourri, citrus blossom, jasmine, concentrated and semi-emotional I think. Just a sensational wine from winemaker Clive Dougall and the team of organic champions at Seresin. It’s perfectly balanced, beautifully put together."

Whether its summer or winter we hope you enjoy this wine - even if you don't see the English summer and New Zealand winter being all that different anyway ...