2010 was the Yarra Yering’s 38th commercial vintage. A perfect season which offered an opportunity to ripen & harvest fruit to perfection without the usual vagaries of season and undue extraneous climatic duress. Fruit was able to fully develop its signature vineyard expression.
Aroma: Fragrance & headiness to the fore, this wine exudes intense perfume, red fruits, floral notes & spice. The addition of Mataro & co-fermentation with white grapes Viognier & Marsanne intensify the Shiraz character while providing complexity, richness & generosity. Primary fruit leads onto savoury graphite & white pepper underpinned by stalkiness & concentrated meatiness.
Palate: A medium-bodied yet weighty & concentrated palate. This is not shrinking violet! Features a fresh, clean & detailed mouthfeel. Generous fruit plumpness, assertive tannins & crisp acidity are given additional volume by co-fermented Mataro & white varieties & support by juicy stalk tannins & crisp acidity are given to poise & length with fruit to flesh out over time.
More about Yarra Yering and 2017 Winemaker of the Year, Sarah Crowe
Yarra Yering winery has been producing excellent wines since Dr Bailey Carrodus (earning the title of Doctor from his Doctor of Philosophy for research into plant physiology) rolled out his first vintages of Dry Red Wine No. 1 and Dry Red Wine No. 2 in 1973.
But now the one carrying the torch that the iconic legacy Dr Carrodus started is Head Winemaker, Sarah Crowe. Earning stunning praise from the world's top wine critics, Sarah has proven to be worthy of continuing the tradition of making some of the best wines in Australia.
In fact, with the wines made in her first vintage at Yarra Yering, she has received one of the wine industry’s highest honours.
James Halliday named Sarah ‘Winemaker of the Year’ for 2017 at the QANTAS epiQure Halliday Wine Companion Awards in Melbourne on 3 August, making Sarah the first woman to receive this award.
Halliday said, “She has done a fabulous job with what was her first full vintage. Just an amazing, amazing job.