Yarra Yering Yarra Valley Dry White Wine No. 1 2017
Aroma & Bouquet: Fresh grapefruit intermingled with white peach and preserved lemon peel lift.
Palate: Crunchy red apple freshness and the weight of ripe stone fruits makes for a bright yet generous palate. Citrus poise from the Semillon grapes, minimal skin contact lending ginger spice, some of the weight from maturation in old, neutral oak barrels as well as the Chardonnay fruit.
Hand harvested, the Semillon was crushed before pressing for some skin contact to extract flavor from the skins, the Chardonnay whole bunch pressed before juice transferred for fermentation in old oak barrels lending weight and texture.
Region: Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia.
Varietals: A white blend of 75% Semillon and 25% Chardonnay.
Vines: Fruit for this wine was sourced from a 26 year old dry grown block south of Underhill Vineyard, slightly higher in elevation.
Cellaring:Has sufficient generosity & texture to be approachable as a young wine but will reward careful cellaring for up to 10 years.
Vintage 2017: A late start to harvest due to good rainfall and a cool to mild summer without any heat spikes to advance ripeness. Picking lasted 10 weeks at a leisurely pace delivering grapes with beautiful flavour development coupled and good acid retention.
Analysis: ALC: 12.5%