Why is this Wine so Yummy?
2015 Serrat Pinot Noir
Tom introduced me to Burgundian producers like Rousseau, Lignier, Lafarge, Engel, Ponsot, Mugnier and dozens of others. Australian Pinot producers are now comfortable enough to say they’re not trying to make Burgundy, but, drinking Burgundies from great producers helps winemakers explore finer concepts around textures, fruit flavours, freshness, generosity, restraint and where in the continuum of balance Pinot can sit. More importantly how time in the cellar can impact this. All this leads to pushing the little 1 percenters that can take a wine from being good to being great.
Words from the Winery
Pinot Noir 2015 This wine is from the old block of MV6 Pinot Noir planted in 2001. It was aged in 500 litre French oak puncheons, on lees for 11months, about 15% new.
‘Light, clear and bright colour; a particularly fragrant, spicy bouquet, then a palate with great drive and intensity, small red fruits with fine, lipsmacking tannins providing length and aftertaste.
A wine James Halliday considered to offer special value for money!”
96 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2016
2015 Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Pinot Noir
4 Trophies at the Royal Qld Wine Show! The Stodart for Best Young Red, Best Pinot Noir, Best Single Vineyard Red, Best Red of Show.
This bad boy is also made by Tom, during the day when he’s not at Serrat he’s GM / Winemaker of Yabby Lake. Side by side you’ll get to see two Pinot made by the same bloke from two very different regions. Mornington vs Yarra Valley. A great experience! We also have the 2015 Yabby Lake Single Block Pinot’s and Chardonnays. The 2012 Block 1 was the 1st Pinot to win the Jimmy Watson. No Block wines were made in 2016.
2015 Hoddles Creek 1er Pinot Noir (Raided from the Cellars while Franco was playing golf)
Franco D’Anna is producing some of the best value Pinot on the market today.
Word has it that there won’t be any 2016 1er Pinot from Hoddles Creek so get this one while you can. Franco manages to build a lot of power into his Pinots whilst still retaining delicacy. The 2015 is no exception, inviting perfume, loads, of earthy goodness and a great core of fruit.
This is starting to open up beautifully after an extra 12 months in the bottle!
We’ve got a splash more of this out side the Vic Pinot 3-Pack. Check it out if you want more!