Serrat Shiraz Viognier 2019

Serrat Shiraz Viognier 2019

Yarra Valley, Victoria   |    750ml   |    13.5%

98 Points | Best Shiraz Viognier - 2021 Halliday Wine Awards

Serrat is the family winery of 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.

Serrat Shiraz Viognier has gained a huge following in recent years on the back of some extraordinary high praise. The newly released 2019 Serrat Shiraz Viognier is another breathtakingly beautiful Yarra Valley red wine; showing remarkable intensity of flavour, balance and approachability that makes it difficult to put down.

"98 Points. 16yo vines, hand-picked, bunch-sorted, the varieties open-fermented together with 90% whole berries/10% whole bunches, 14 days on skins, matured for 11 months in French puncheons (25% new). The perfumed red fruit bouquet is enticing, but it's the palate that makes the wine, with flavours of black cherry and texture woven together from start to finish, the aftertaste lingering for minutes. 13.5% alc. Drink By 2039 Screwcap" - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2021.

"This wine is from the Shiraz block planted in 2003 with Viognier from the original 2001 plantings. There are two clones in the block, Best’s Old Block sourced from the original plantings at Best’s Great Western planted in 1868 and clone 1654, a Barossa selection. The Viognier is from cuttings at Yarra Yering, that l cut personally in 2000, Dr Carodus told me he had personally taken them from Chateau Grillet in Condrieu in the 60’s. Highly illegal at the time and even more so now. The nose is quite concentrated and black fruited, with a fragrant violet note> It’s loaded with spicy red and blue fruits and a lick of ginger and spice from the Viognier. There is so much going on here violets and perfume and a heady mix of Asian spice and a hint of black pepper. The palate is layered and woven with super fine savoury but silky tannins. Blue and red fruits, spice, perfume and fragrant, it is finely structured and detailed.. The 2019 has a richness, fleshiness and real volume of fruit, structurally and texturally it reminds of the 2013. It has quite a graphite like savoury kick at the end of the palate. Best 2025-2040" - Serrat Wines

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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.
6
Victoria
Yarra Valley
750
13.5
This wine is from the Shiraz block planted in 2003 with Viognier from the original 2001 plantings. There are two clones in the block, Best’s Old Block sourced from the original plantings at Best’s Great Western planted in 1868 and clone 1654, a Barossa selection. The Viognier is from cuttings at Yarra Yering, that l cut personally in 2000, Dr Carodus told me he had personally taken them from Chateau Grillet in Condrieu in the 60’s. Highly illegal at the time and even more so now.

The nose is quite concentrated and black fruited, with a fragrant violet note> It’s loaded with spicy red and blue fruits and a lick of ginger and spice from the Viognier. There is so much going on here violets and perfume and a heady mix of Asian spice and a hint of black pepper.

The palate is layered and woven with super fine savoury but silky tannins. Blue and red fruits, spice, perfume and fragrant, it is finely structured and detailed.. The 2019 has a richness, fleshiness and real volume of fruit, structurally and texturally it reminds of the 2013. It has quite a graphite like savoury kick at the end of the palate.

Best 2025-2040

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