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.
Our finest bottling of Récolte yet, the 2016 vintage unfolds with aromas of vanilla shortbread and ginger, mingling with bright notes of white flower, apricot and kiwi fruit. On the palate, crisp yellow apple skins and opulent lemon curd speak to its perfectly intertwined structure and elegance. Technique and terroir are apparent in equal measure here. This wine will continue to reward discerning collectors of great Chardonnay for years to come.
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