Serrat is the family business of former Yering Station and current Yabby Lake winemaker Tom Carson and partner Nadege Suné. Serrat has 8,800 vines per hectare - more than four times the average density, however their vines carry only a few bunches each.
Remarkably, it takes one vine to produce each bottle of Serrat wine; these are genuine, hand-crafted wines of the highest quality.
This wine is from the old block of MV6 Pinot Noir planted in 2001 (about 90%), plus a 10% proportion of newer plantings of Pommard clone. We added about 30% whole bunch in the ferments in 2019, 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 20% 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.
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