Wine Review

Seresin, Sauvignon Blanc 2016, wine review

Every Monday Tom Cannavan of wine-pages.com chooses a new wine of the week. For February 5th 2018 the Seresin Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough in New Zealand is his Wine of the Week. Another wine that moves the story of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc on a page or two, from the organic certified and biodynamic vineyards of Seresin, fermented with wild yeasts and with a small proportion fermented in French oak, as well as having 5% Semillon in the blend. That speaks of an attempt to create a more layered wine with real dimension, and it succeeds. A little wild yeast funky and earthy character lies behind yellow plum and melon aromas, no more than a hint of grassiness. In the mouth the exotic opulence of the fruit shows through a little more, moving into papaya and nectarine, then a fine, racy, driving mineral acidity gives a bit of oomph to the finish. Not a simple quaffer, but not without its approachable charms.

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