The much anticipated Yarra Yering release is here! Having worked at Yarra Yering with Doc, over 4 years, and devoured pretty much every wine made at YY, I’ve got a soft spot for the place.
You can read about my time at Yarra Yering in the Wine Bites Mag!
Talk about a radical shift in thinking, pushing boundaries and certainly, making wine, with a single-minded goal of achieving excellence.
It’s incredibly hard to express, how, my 1st vintage at YY impacted my winemaking. I hope I can do it justice. There are moments in your life when you’re exposed to something that completely contradicts your thinking at that time. Disruptive influences that make you sit back and question your approach. Yarra Yering and Doc represented such a moment, a pivotal point in my wine career. Doc was an incredibly generous, gentleman. The first wine Doc gave me was a 1983 Auguste Clape Cornas, he’d paid $13 a bottle for a case of this incredible Shiraz, today it retails for closer to $200.
It wasn’t that I hadn’t tried a veritable bounty of European wine before from Bordeaux to Beaujolais, it was that I was drinking the wine and seeing qualities that could be replicated in Australia. I’m not suggesting making boring copies of European wines, but, that the Great European wines have a balance, textures, freshness of flavours, complexity, all packaged in a complete refined elegant package that was possible to achieve in our own backyard. It is these qualities, along with the careful ageing of the wine pre-bottling that are the hallmarks of Yarra Yering.
I haven’t tasted all of the 2015’s yet. What I have tasted has been delicious.
We’re offering the three core wines that made Yarra Yering’s name the 99 Point Dry Red No. 1 Cabernet Blend, 98 Point Dry Red No.2 Shiraz Blend, and, the 95 Point Underhill Shiraz.
Wines are now available for delivery. All $95ea, $90ea for any 3+ bottles, and, $85ea for any 6+ bottles.
We have access to the Carrodus range and Agencourt Cabernet blend. If you’re interested in these call us on 1300 811 066.