The sentinel stone at the entrance to our Home Vineyard in Marlborough, New Zealand, signals the path to both our winery and our philosophy. The stone bears a subtle handprint, a symbol of strength, gateway to the heart, tiller of the soil and the mark of the artisan. Organically and biodynamically grown, hand-tended and handpicked, the grapes from our estate are handmade into wines of passion, grace and spirit.
The fruit was hand-sorted and then whole-bunch pressed to retain purity of fruit characters. After pressing the juice was settled until it was crystal clear and then naturally fermented with wild yeast at cool temperatures until a perfect balance between sweetness and acidity was achieved. A small portion was fermented in old French oak barriques for four months for added texture and complexity.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
The 2011 Memento Riesling gives pronounced notes of lime cordial, grapefruit peel and lemon tart with nuances of acacia honey and jasmine. Light-bodied and made to a medium-sweet style (32 grams per liter of residual sugar), it has a great backbone of lively yet balanced acid and a long finish. Still very young, it should drink best 2014 to 2020+.
I tasted a few of Seresin’s single vineyard 2009 Pinot Noirs again this year, to check how they were developing now that they were entering their drinking window. In short, it is well worth waiting a year after release before readers consider drinking these wines!
Rating 90+ Drink: 2014 - 2020 Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, eRobertParker.com #203 Oct 2012
Winery Tasting Notes
The nose exhibits floral and chalky aromas with a hint of beeswax.
The palate is rich and concentrated with notes of dried peaches, lemon and honey. This wine brings together the extremes of sweetness and acidity creating a long and harmonious finish.
Drinking well now, this wine has the potential to improve over the next five years.