About This Wine
"Shiraz 97%, Viognier 1%, Marsanne 2%. As our two newer wines evolve and develop their sense of place within our portfolio, we can observe that the ‘new’ vineyard site continues the Yeringberg hallmark of producing grapes of balance, elegance and freshness. Shiraz 2015 epitomizes this with its cool, pure, blue fruit, pepper and spice-laden nose, complete with hints of apricot, liquorice, and graphite. There’s an openness and exotic presence – again nothing showy, but confident nonetheless. The palate initially mirrors the aromatics in a soft, flowing and gently restrained fashion, but then a sappy, vinous depth and structure emerges, together with an enveloping freshness and drive that makes it oh, so moreish. Drink confidently for 8-10 years." – Sandra de Pury
Yarra Valley Wine
The Yarra Valley wine region is the most important area of wine production in Victoria today, and with its proximity to Melbourne, also the most visited in the state.
Yarra Valley is split into the Upper Yarra and the valley floor. The Upper Yarra is cooler in climate due to its elevation and coupled with younger, fertile, red soils produces most of the region’s notable varietals: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The valley floor is warmer and has predominantly grey soils with pockets of granite and limestone.
Pinot noir has long been considered a notoriously difficult variety to grow. However, the cool climate and longer growing seasons of the Yarra Valley allow the fruit to develop full flavoured and ripe character.
Chardonnay in the past has long been associated with a deep oily, buttery style that experiences full malolactic fermentation and great amounts of oak. This style has since fallen out of favour and wine makers in the Yarra Valley have capitalized on this trend to produce leaner, acid driven Chardonnays that are closer in style to those from Burgundy.
The Wine Front – You name it, it’s here. This is the antithesis of a simple red. Every time you sip you find something different. It runs with redcurrant but from there come breakouts of meat, violets, black pepper, jellied liquorice, stems and mint. Tannin is grunty, almost grainy, with cloves and peppers studded through. The texture generally is quite silken but the wine as a whole does not go quietly, as indeed it shouldn’t. Beyond a certain price point we want more than mere fruit; the brief is met here. Excellent wine. For the dinner table, we sail.
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