Serrat Chardonnay 2018 - Yarra Valley
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750 ml
This wine is 100% from the Mendoza block of Chardonnay, which was planted in 2007.
Barrel fermented with full solids in 500 Litre French oak puncheons and aged on lees for 11 months. Only addition to this wine is SO2. 15% new Oak.
The 2018 is loaded with stone fruits, rock melon, grapefruit and citrus notes. There is an under lying thread of complexity from the natural ferment, full use of solids and barrel fermentation, that will continue to come to the fore as the wine ages.
The palate is detailed and fleshy with layers of pithy texture with a minerally infused intensity. Long, elegant but with restrained power and concentration.
I took home a bottle on the weekend to give it a run, not having tried it in some time. My oh my it is looking good, having fleshed out a little in the flavour department since I saw it last year, building slowly but surely, with years ahead of it. It was a beautiful vibrant Yarra Chardonnay with an array of cool climate spectrum white peach and nectarine flavours amidst some creamy pastry shop, subtle sulphide complexity, and restrained but attractive French oak in support. Although it will develop beautifully in bottle, it is delicious and accessible even now! CR
The first one hectare of Serrat vineyard was planted in 2001 with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Viognier and a hand full of Grenache vine. In 2002 a second block of one acre was planted with Shiraz and finally our last acre was planted in 2010 with a few unexpected variety of wich you will hear about later.
Our aim is to truly reflect the potential of the Serrat vineyard site in our wine. Therefore, we decided to plant at 8,800 vines/hectare, more than four times the average density.Our vines carry only a few bunches each and on average it takes one vine to produce one bottle.
This is not a new vineyard management concept, but the way that the great vineyards of Europe have been managed for hundreds of years. But it is a lot more work!
We believe that each wine is a true representative of the site, the variety, the vintage and what we enjoy drinking. The Serrat site is situated 3 km's from the Yarra Glen township in the heart of the Yarra valley. The site is North facing. The soils are grey to grey brown clays with buckshot gravels evenly dispersed through the topsoil. The subsoil is red-brown clay impregnated with ancient deteriorated mudstones. The soil is low in fertility.
Serrat is owned and cared for by Tom and Nadège Carson with the welcome help from Kate Thurgood.
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