Seresin Noa Pinot Noir is a single vineyard wine made from grapes sourced from Seresin’s original 45 hectare vienyard. The name Seresin might be familiar to you if you have an interest in the film world. Michael Seresin is a world-famous cinematographer most famous for his collaborations with Alan Parker on such films as Bugsy Malone and Midnight Express. He founded Seresin Estate in 1992 and, with their first vintage in 1996, they are celebrating 20 vintages in 2016. Seresin Estate encompasses not only the vines and olive groves, but also pasture land, livestock, vegetable gardens and orchards, as well as native vegetation.
The Noa Vineyard is located in the central part of the Wairau valley and consists of alluvial, free-draining Waimakariri soils with basalt pebbles. The grapes are hand-picked from organically certified, low-cropping vines (thinned to carry one bunch per shoot) on the lower terraces of the vineyard.
Grapes are then hand-sorte, destemmend an cooled for a pre-fermentation steeing. Seresin Noa Pinot Noir is fermented using only wild yeasts in French oak barriques, 30% of which are new. The wine then undergoes natural malolactic fermentation and is aged for 15 months prior to bottling. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Seresin Noa Pinot Noir is certified organic and also biodynamic by Demeter. It is also suitable for vegetarians and vegans. No dairy products or eggs used during production.