Wine of the week: Serrat new releases
Yet another outstanding release from Tom and Nadège Carson at Serrat in the Yarra Valley. Since their first plantings in 2001, they’ve consistently focused on close-planted, low-yielding viticulture, bringing a distinct density and concentration to their wines.
These wines are fine, detailed, beautifully balanced, and speak to the land they’ve come from – and we couldn’t be more pleased to have them in-store.
2018 Serrat Chardonnay, $48
Fruit comes from the ‘Mendoza’ Chardonnay block, planted in 2007. Barrel-fermented on full solids in 500L French oak puncheons (15% new) using native yeasts, before ageing on lees for 11 months. Complex, fleshy, and concentrated, with grapefruit, rockmelon, mineral intensity and elegance.
2018 Serrat Pinot Noir, $48
Comes from the original block of MV6 clone Pinot Noir, planted in 2001. Sees 30% whole bunch fermentation, before ageing in 500L French oak puncheons (15% new), prior to 11 months ageing on lees. Beautifully floral, with cherry, strawberry, raspberry, spice and silky tannins.
2018 Serrat Shiraz Viognier, $48
Fruit from the Shiraz block planted in 2003, alongside Viognier from the 2001 plantings (originally grown from cuttings taken from Yarra Yering, which are rumoured to have previously been sourced from Chateau Grillet in Condrieu in the 60s – controversial!). This is rich and expressive, with structure and texture for days, alongside spicy red and blue fruit, ginger spice, perfumed violet, silky tannins, and a nice savoury element.
Yarra Valley, prices as marked
Limited stock across stores, contact your local or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for availability
Price is valid for two weeks unless sold out prior