Release of the 2019 Serrat on July 23rd, 2020
The 2019 growing season was characterised by a warm and dry spring, that lead into a warmer than average summer. There were plenty of fine and mildly hot days and the rain was noticeably absent. In fact, it was shaping up to be a very dry and warmer than average, year such as, 2008.
We began picking in early-mid February with the Chardonnay, slightly earlier than normal. The Pinot Noir was about average in the last week of February, but the Shiraz Viognier was as much as 10 days earlier than normal and hot on the heels of the Pinot Noir.
The 2019 vintage is another high quality vintage in the Yarra Valley, the wines are concentrated, detailed, balanced, with lovely density and concentration. They are quite expressive of the vintage, generous and full of flavor.