2015 Serenne Shiraz

2015
Serenne Shiraz

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Tasting Profile

July 2016

The Port Phillip Estate Serenne Shiraz is a single site wine produced from 0.53 hectares of estate vineyard.

The ferment, with a small portion of whole bunches, commenced without yeast inoculation and lasted 17 days. The malolactic conversion also, is indigenous. The maturation period is 16 months in all-used French oak. This wine is bottled without fining and with minimal filtration.

A ruby red hue gives way to intriguing scents of fleshy red berries, dry herbs and a savoury spice mix. The medium-bodied palate flows with a gentleness that’s well supported by the tight structure – a balanced acidity and graphite-laced finish result in a delicate Serenne that is a reflection of the 2014 vintage.

Alcohol 13%

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Reviews

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2018

This is cool climate shiraz all the way. Seasoned with a dash of whole cluster fruit and aged in used French oak for 16 months, green olive, black and red cherries, deli cold cuts, fennel and cardamon all slink along a skein of white peppery acidity and fibrous tannins. Violet lifts the attack and the finish. An understated wine of real pedigree.

95 points

Ned Goodwin MW

Jeremy Oliver June 2017
Rather wild and woolly in its youth, this spicy, savoury shiraz should develop complexity and balance. Laced with briary scents of blackberries, blood plums and cranberries backed by chocolate oak and suggestions of smoked meats, it’s medium to fullish in weight, delivering a supple presence of red, black and blue berry flavours and gamey notes underpinned by tight-grained, dusty tannins.

92 points

Jeremy Oliver

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The Vintage

The 2014-2015 growing season began with lower than average rainfall throughout the winter. Budburst occurred at a normal time and was followed by a spring that also had lower than average rainfall, along with moderate temperatures. These growing conditions led to vines with less vigour than usual. Flowering conditions were good; however, we received slightly below average yields due to cold conditions experienced during the 2013 flowering period. Several large periods of rainfall throughout the season were managed effectively, and the vineyard remained disease free. The period between January and late March was relatively cool, with January much cooler than historically usual. With the exception of one rain event, the mild and still weather continued throughout the harvest period. This allowed for a calm yet constant harvest for the viticultural team. Harvest began in late February and was finished in late March.
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The Vineyard

The Port Phillip Estate vineyard is located on the Mornington Peninsula at Red Hill, on Eocene volcanic soils. Our wines are made from domain grown, handpicked grapes and aim to manifest terroir: the integration of our geology and soils with the macroclimate of our region, the mesoclimates of the various sites within our vineyard and the weather of the annual grape growing season. Our cultural operations in the vineyard and practices in the winery endeavour to articulate these unique characteristics diligently, respectfully and without artifice.

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