A harmonious marriage between the three aromatic varietals, this wine brings much lightness and elegance to the palate. Bright with dense, ripe citrus fruits, yellow peach and hints of white flowers. The wine is also savoury and spicy, textured and structured. A wine with huge personality that is often changing, depending on the mood!
In 1966, Michael Seresin, a New Zealand native, moved to Italy at the age of 22 to pursue a career in film, and in the process he fell in love with the European food and wine culture. By the time he was 25, he had established himself as one of the world's foremost cinematographers, and today his resume includes over 40 feature films amd hundreds of commercials. His movie credits include Midnight Express, Angela's Ashes,The Life of David Gale and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.... read more
Seresin Estate saw the potential of all of the aromatics from the Raupo vineyard and set out to make a traditional Alsatian field blend. By the end of March, there came a time where all three aromatic varietals – Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewürztraminer were ripe, so they hand harvested each varietal and combined the fruit in the field. They then transported the grapes to the winery whereby it was whole bunch pressed. The juice was left to settle naturally, then transferred to a mixture of old neutral puncheons and barriques to undertake fermentation naturally. A long, consistent fermentation took place taking 3 months. Each barrel then had a small sulphur addition and was topped then left to rest for an additional three months, stirring occasionally. Selected barrels and puncheons were then combined into a stainless steel tank to stabilise and filter prior to bottling.