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View details Yarra Yering Underhill Shiraz 2013
$ 84.99 Yarra Yering Underhill Shiraz 2013
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Shiraz / Yarra Valley / Victoria
Sourced exclusively off the unirrigated eight acre block, established 1973 at the western extremity of Yarra Yering. Cool climate new world Shiraz starts here. A high inclusion of stalks and whole bunches are added back to the traditional half tonne open tea chest fermenters to lend juiciness plus extra cut and persistent tannins to the sweeping finish. Basket pressed and aged eighteen months in a high proportion of new French oak. A slight westerly aspect and propitious clay soils yield a wine that's a perfect foil for the feminine Dry Red No.2
 
View details Yarra Yering Dry White No1 2014
$ 45.99 Yarra Yering Dry White No1 2014
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Semillon SauvBlanc / Yarra Valley / Victoria
Three quarters Semillon, the balance in Sauvignon Blanc, from fruit selectively hand picked and sorted off dry grown estate vines at Gruyere. Grapes are gently crushed to encourage skin contact and infuse flavour, batches are manually basket pressed with minimal settling time before filling to seasoned French oak barriques for primary ferments and a rich course of malolactic, followed by eleven months maturation. A generously proportioned Semillon Sauvignon of ample palate weight and profound generosity of oak developed fruit.
 
View details Yarra Yering Dry Red No2 2013
$ 84.99 Yarra Yering Dry Red No2 2013
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Shiraz Mataro Viognier Marsanne / Yarra Valley / Victoria
Yarra Yering's Dry Reds are national flagships, based around complex varietal blends. Assigning the mercurial cépage of grapes a unique bin number, has liberated the winemaker to modify the mix as styles evolve. No.2 Dry Red is a perfumed, mostly Shiraz wine, rich and generous, co fermented with inclusions of Mourvedre, Viognier and Marsanne for vibrancy, suppleness and an extra dimension to the range of expression. Feminine and seductive, beguiling yet elegant, with long, lingering impressions of violets and eucalypt, cherries and spiced plum.
 
View details Yarra Yering Dry Red No2 2012
$ 84.99 Yarra Yering Dry Red No2 2012
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Shiraz Mataro Viognier Marsanne / Yarra Valley / Victoria
Inspired by the complex and eclectic styles, famously originating from the Shiraz grape's spiritual home within the diverse appellations of Vallee RhĂ´ne. In true stylistic authenticity, Mourvedre, Viognier and Marsanne add a further element of intrigue. Complex and traditional winemaking methods are employed to craft this most extraordinary, some would say most eccentric of Yarra Valley reds. The internationally renowned Dry Red No.2 is perpetually fine tuned as the team adjust the proportions of fruit to the performance of vintage.
 
View details Yarra Yering Dry Red No2 2011
$ 84.99 Yarra Yering Dry Red No2 2011
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Shiraz Mataro Viognier Marsanne / Yarra Valley / Victoria
Yarra Yering are profound, intelligently made wines, the classic Claret style, five decades of the most memorable editions, new world classics offering the greatest finesse, profound richness of fruit and impeccable structure. After a few years of trials and tribulations to achieve the ultimate construct, Dr. Carrodus settled on a mostly Shiraz Cuvée with judicious inclusions of Mataro, Viognier and Marsanne. A wine of great clarity and depth, articulating clearly the excellence of terroir and artisanal approach to winemaking at the hamlet of Gruyere.
 
View details Yarra Yering Dry Red No1 2012
$ 84.99 Yarra Yering Dry Red No1 2012
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CabernetSauv Malbec Merlot PetitVerdot / Yarra Valley / Victoria
Excellent Langton's Classification. The timeless Claret style of red wine, this is the bespoke blend on which Yarra Yering's reputation was built and continues to endure. Almost deceptively, they drink well in their youth, yet are known to evolve for decades. Half Cabernet, a fifth of Merlot, the balance in Malbec and Petit Verdot, all harvested off the original 1969 unirrigated estate plantings at Gruyere in Yarra Valley. Beautifully balanced and integrated, the fruit of an iconic vineyard, such delicacy within a sleeping powerhouse of precision.
 
View details Yarra Yering Agincourt Cabernet Malbec 2014
$ 84.99 Yarra Yering Agincourt Cabernet Malbec 2014
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CabernetSauv Malbec / Yarra Valley / Victoria
Agincourt is one of the more sheltered blocks at Yarra Yering, vines were established circa 1990 and yield the finest harvests of Malbec anywhere in the nation. Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with a quarter of the gentle Malbec, grapes are all hand picked, crushed and destemmed into good old fashioned, half tonne open top fermenters, manually plunged twice daily and treated to extended time on skins for a softening of tannins. Batches are delicately basket pressed into seasoned French oak barriques for malolactic and twenty months maturation.
 
Yarra Yering is one of Victoria's and Australia's most treasured little boutique winerys, yielding little berries of enticingly flavoured grapes that are crafted into magical red wines

After a lengthy search for the penultimate terroir and microclimate, Dr. Bailey Carrodus chose a site in the Yarra Valley which seemed to meet all the requirements, grey silty clay loam with bands of gravel for good drainage, on a north-facing slope high enough out of the valley to avoid late spring frosts. The site has fulfilled all expectations producing a wide range of quality fruit, from Pinot Noir to Touriga Nacional for a fortified red wine. Most of the 12-hectare plot was planted in 1969 and the 1973 vintage was the first commercial wine produced in the valley since 1921.

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The reputation of the valley in the 19th and early 20th centuries rested on Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, and these were the main varieties planted, but it was essential to give Pinot Noir a go, and so a smallish area of that was in the first planting. These three grapes dominated the first three wines. Classically, Cabernet Sauvignon has always had companions, Cabernet Franc was excluded because the only Australian examples had an earthiness which was not wanted, so Malbec and Merlot were in the early plantings and later some Petit Verdot.

Shiraz on its own will develop the desired complexity with about ten years in bottle, but the Rhone Valley shows what some companions will do for it. The Yarra Yering winemakers tried some other Rhone reds, but had difficulty ripening them. Eventually they got their hands on Viognier, and there has been a small amount added to the No.2 Dry Red since 1984. Small amounts of whites were also planted, mainly for the winemakers own enjoyment, but the vineyard is predominantly red.

In 1988 four hectares of fifteen-year old Shiraz on adjacent land to the East became available and they are now known as Underhill. This quirky name is a rough translation of the name Prigorje which the previous owner had given it, in memory of the Croatian village from which he came.

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The idea behind buying the Shiraz had been to increase the amount of No.2 Dry Red, but about the same time the EU recognized Yarra Yering as a viticultural sub-region in its own right, and this accolade meant that material from outside the original site could not blended.

The division of Australian vineyards into separate regions has now been reviewed and these restrictions luckily no longer apply. Later additions of 8 and 12 hectares have been incorporated into Yarra Yering.

A north-west facing slope has been terraced and planted with Portuguese grape varietals, mainly Touriga Nacional and Tinta Cao with some Roriz, Tinta Amarello, Souzao and Alvarelhao. The last addition of parcels is mostly planted to Cabernet and Shiraz, to meet the overwhelming demand for the two main blends. Other experimental plantings at Yarra Yering are Sangiovese and Barbera.

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