Serrat Pinot Noir 2017
This wine is from the old block of MV6 Pinot Noir planted in 2001. We did about 20% whole bunch in the ferments in 2017, which has given the wine quite a punchy and fragrant aroma, that evolves nicely as the wine sits in the glass. It was aged in 500 litre French oak puncheons, on lees for 11 months, about 15% new.
The bouquet is dominated by the cherry and red fruit spectrum (strawberry, spice, plum) with a really punchy and lifted floral element. It’s dense and complex, and draws you in. The most detailed and captivating aromas we have seen in this wine.
The palate is, at this stage, quite primary in flavour and tannin profile; but the hallmark silky tannins and lovely flow across the palate is there. Fine and persistent and detailed, it has a chewiness and density to the tannins that drives the length. One of our best.