2017 Domaine Serene, ‘Récolte Grand Cru’ Chardonnay
Récolte, the French word for “harvest”, is a hand-harvested, barrel-fermented Chardonnay made from the finest selection of Domaine Serene Estate fruit. The pinnacle of our Chardonnay program, we combine the right clones, meticulous pruning, and dry-farmed vineyards on Jory soil to coax this noble grape into producing a wine of elegance, brilliance and poise.
This impressive release is more than worthy of its ‘Grand Cru’ moniker. Possessing all the complexity and concentration one would expect from this blend of distinctive high-elevation Chardonnay vineyards, the 2017 vintage of Récolte boasts assertive aromatics of ginger and anise layered over a vibrant mineral freshness. Acidity, while on point, is balanced with roundness on the palate, a deft touch of toasty oak, and a lingering finish. A truly stunning example of world-class Chardonnay from the Dundee Hills.
97 points - James Suckling
96 points - Owen Bargreen
93 points - Wine Enthusiast
95 points - Robert Parker Wine Advocate
94 Points - International Wine Report
PRIOR VINTAGE ACCLAIM:
96+ points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
96 points - International Wine Report
95 points - Wine Enthusiast
96 points - James Suckling