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Serrat Pinot Noir - Yarra Valley

Serrat Pinot Noir - Yarra Valley

Vintage: 2018 | Type: Reds | Producer: Serrat
Region: Victoria
Alc: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml

96 POINTS
Halliday Wine Companion 2020

$45.00: as part of any six
$50.00: single bottle
$540.00: per case of 12

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This wine is from the old block of MV6 Pinot Noir planted in 2001. We added about 30% whole bunch in the ferments in 2018, which has given the wine quite a punchy and fragrant aroma, that evolves nicely as the wine sits in the glass. It was aged in 500 litre French oak puncheons, on lees for 11 months, about 15% new.

The bouquet is dominated by the cherry and red fruit spectrum, strawberry, raspberry, spice, cherry, with detailed fragrance and floral notes. It’s a heady mix.

The palate is at this stage, quite primary in flavor and tannin profile, but the hallmark silky tannins and lovely flow across the palate is there. It has a generosity and volume of fruit, generously proportioned and long silky finish.

 Drink 2024-2032

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Our notes

Seared rump of lamb with borlotti bean, marrow and confit tomato cassoulet.

Reviews


96 POINTS
Halliday Wine Companion 2020
MV6, wild-fermented with 25% whole bunches, 13 days on skins, only pumpovers (no plunging), matured for 11 months in French puncheons (25% new). Abundant varietal fruit flavours; quite rich and will absolutely repay cellaring as floral, spicy notes appear.

James Halliday


Producers notes

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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