Unquestionably style and image play a bigger part than usual in the projection of this rather sophisticated Marlborough winery established by film producer Michael Seresin in 1992. Consistent and fruit-intense wines are made among the regular varietals. There is more depth and complexity in Reserve Chardonnay and plenty of intensity and extract in the Leah Pinot Noir and there are additional Home and Rachel. Newish vineyards (Tatou Block and Raupo Creek) add substantially to the existing Seresin Estate block of 45 ha now certified organic and biodynamic. A Pinot Noir is also produced from each. Small amounts of a Malbec and ‘Cabernets’ (Cabernet Sauvignon /Cabernet Franc) have also previously been made. Marama Sauvignon is a 100% barrique-fermented and aged Sauvignon. A Reserve bottling is also now released. It has good potential in terms of texture, breadth and length with a marked leesy character. Olive oil production is also taken seriously too.
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