Serrat Pinot Noir 2019
This wine is from the old block of MV6 Pinot Noir planted in 2001 (about 90%), plus a 10% proportion of newer plantings of Pommard clone. We added about 30% whole bunch in the ferments in 2019, 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 20% new.
The bouquet is dominated by the cherry and red fruit spectrum, strawberry, raspberry, spice, cherry, with detailed fragrance and floral notes. It’s a heady mix.
The palate is at this stage, quite primary in flavor and tannin profile, but the hallmark silky tannins and lovely flow across the palate is there. It has a generosity and volume of fruit, generously proportioned and long silky finish.