Yarra Yering Dry Red No 2 2016

Yarra Yering Dry Red No 2 2016

Yarra Valley, Victoria   |    750ml   |    14.2%

Yarra Yering is one of the oldest and most beautiful vineyards in Victoria’s Yarra Valley with 28 hectares of vines located at the foot of the Warramate Hills. Established in 1969 by Dr Bailey Carrodus, the 1973 vintage saw production of the first vintage of Dry Red Wine No. 1 and Dry Red Wine No. 2. Yarra Yering quickly gained an international reputation for quality and individuality and paved the way for other Yarra Valley wineries. Frequently named among the top Yarra Valley wineries.

Yarra Yering’s proud tradition is being continued to great acclaim by current winemaker Sarah Crowe. Sarah, James Halliday’s 2017 Winemaker of the Year, focuses on giving individual blocks and varieties the time and attention they deserve to continue making high-quality wine.

Dry Red No 2 is Yarra Yering's Shiraz-based blend, with inspiration drawn from the reds of France's Rhone Valley. This 2016 Yarra Yering Dry Red No 2 is another beautifully perfumed and rich wine, the shiraz is co-fermented with tiny volumes of viognier and marsanne for vibrancy. The result is an incredibly vibrant, seductive and wonderfully complex wine that is well deserving of the high praise it has already received.

"97 Points. 95% shiraz, 2% viognier, 2% mataro, 1% marsanne, whole berries open-fermented with some stalks added back in, some batches with frozen viognier skins on the bottom, some with marsanne skins, matured for 12 months in French barriques (30% new). The most highly aromatic bouquet with perfumed fruits and spices dancing on the forest floor, the palate a liquid expression of the bouquet. Alive with juicy, gently savoury tannins beating a beautiful tattoo, the finish drawn out by the peacock's tail of the multifaceted aftertaste. 14.2% alc Drink: 2041 Screwcap" - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2019.

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Yarra Yering is one of the true treasures of Australian wine and one of the wineries that began the rebirth of the Yarra Valley, under the guidance of Dr Bailey Carrodus back in 1969.

In 1969 after a long search for the perfect site, Carrodus planted 12 hectares of vines at the foot of the Warramate Hills.
 He named his vineyard Yarra Yering and in 1973 produced the first vintage of Dry Red Wine No’s 1 & 2. The wines were and continue to be made in the Carrodus built winery, with purpose built equipment; small batch fermentation and hand pressing in small basket presses.
Yarra Valley
Varietals: 95% Shiraz, 2% Viognier, 2% Mataro, 1% Marsanne

Vines: Original 1969 plantings of Shiraz and Marsanne with additional Shiraz, Mataro & Viognier drawn from vines planted from 1984 to 1995.

Fruit was hand-picked, bunch sorted and destemmed directly to the Yarra Yering half-tonne open-fermenters. As much whole berry as possible is retained to encourage perfume. Some stalks were added back to some of the fermenters in order to contribute structure and aroma. Some fermenters added frozen Viognier skins to the bottom, some with Marsanne skins. The wine was aged for 12 months in French oak barriques, 30% new before blending and bottling.

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