Led by the highly regarded winemaker Tom Carson, Yabby Lake's philosophy is to craft wines that speak of their site and their season in which they were grown. Yabby Lake believe it’s this attention and care in the vineyard that is most critical to allowing this expression.
PALATE: The palate is concentrated and silky, with finely structured tannins, bright fruit characters, wonderful elegance and depth.
VINIFICATION: The fruit was handpicked and gently de-stemmed into traditional oak open fermenters. A small portion of whole bunches (10%).
MATURATION: After 10-14 days on skins, the wine was pressed into tight grain 500L French oak puncheons for malolactic fermentation and maturation. The wine remained in oak for 11 months and was racked once during maturation.
VINTAGE NOTES: The 2017 vintage is a classic in the making. A mild but windy spring led into a cool summer and extended autumn. The wines are classically proportioned and destined for a long life.
CELLARING POTENTIAL: Stored carefully, this wine will age gracefully for ten years.