Serrat Shiraz Viognier 2017

Serrat Shiraz Viognier 2018

Yarra Valley, Victoria   |    750ml   |    13.5%

Available for purchase from July 25, 2019

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.

The 2018 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.

Review of the 2017 vintage included below;

"98 Points. Open-fermented with 5% whole bunches and 5% viognier, 12 days on skins, matured for 11 months in French puncheons (25% new). Deep crimson; fascinating bouquet - I don't always find the violets that others talk about, but here they go close to challenging the dark cherry/blackberry fruits, and the spiced cracked pepper. The finish is simultaneously slippery, yet gently tactile, refusing to let go. Date when Tasted: 13 Mar 2018 Alcohol: 13.5% Drink By: 2037 Closure: Screwcap" - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2019.

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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 in 1868 and clone 1654, a Barossa selection. The Viognier is from cuttings at Yarra Yering, that l cut personally in 2000, Dr Carrodus told me he had personally taken them from Chateau Grillet in Condrieu in the 60’s. Highly illegal at the time…..

The nose is detailed and fragrant, loaded with spicy red and blue fruits and a lick of ginger and spice from the Viognier. Dense and expressive, there is so much going on here; violets and perfume and a heady mix of Asian spice and 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 2018 has a richness, fleshiness and real volume of fruit, structurally and texturally it reminds of the 2014 and 2015.

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