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Serrat Chardonnay 2016

Rich and Expansive with Layers of Flavour & Generosity. Great concentration with a long finish.

This is the personal venture of Tom Carson & Nadège Sune. The nose is fruitier than we normally expect, probably the influence of the warmer early season, but it is loaded with stone fruits, rock melon, grapefruit and citrus notes. There is an underlying thread of complexity from the natural ferment, full use of solids and barrel fermentation, that will continue to come to the fore as the wine ages.

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Why is this Wine so Yummy?

96 Points. Precision winemaking. Classic Yarra Valley chardonnay flavours, very long and led by white peach with a kiss of oak (20% new) exactly balanced by the fruit; grapefruit haunts the backdrops and aftertaste. 12.5% alc. To 2028″- James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2018.

Words from the Winery

This wine is about 80/20 from the Mendoza block of Chardonnay, which was planted in 2007 and the old block, planted in 2001 (clones Barnard 95, 277).

Barrel fermented with full solids in 500 litre French oak puncheons and aged on lees for 11 months. The only addition to this wine is SO2. 15% new Oak.

The nose is fruitier than we normally expect, probably the influence of the warmer early season, but it is loaded with stone fruits, rock melon, grapefruit and citrus notes. There is an underlying thread of complexity from the natural ferment, full use of solids and barrel fermentation, that will continue to come to the fore as the wine ages.

The palate is quite rich and expansive with layers of flavour and generosity. The 2016 vintage has a level of concentration and texture that gives this wine an immediate approachability at this early juncture. Its finish is particularly long.

Drink 2018-2022

Where in the world does the magic happen?

1 Simpsons Lane, Yarra Glen, Victoria, Australia

Victoria

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Yarra Valley

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