yarra-yering-dry-red-wine-03-2015

2015 DRY RED NO.3

$86.00

Violets, berries, wild thyme and liquorice spice interlace to create a sweetly perfumed but commanding nose. With the 6 varieties fermented together, an exact characteristic is hard to pin down, wine that represents site more than the individual components. Mixed fruits and bitter chocolate flavours supported by smoky spices and firm tannins tell of the seriousness of this wine.

2014 – $88

Aroma: Violets, berries, wild thyme and liquorice spice interlace to create a sweetly perfumed but commanding nose.

Palate: Mixed fruits and bitter chocolate flavours supported by smoky spices and firm tannins tell of the seriousness of this wine.

Hand harvested and destemmed to open fermenters as a ‘field blend’ and foot stomped twice daily as in Portugal. Maturation for 9 months in 2 pre-used 300 litre barrels – yes just 2!

Varietals: Touriga Naçional, Tinta Cão, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Alvarelhão & Sousão

Region: Yarra Valley (Gruyere)

Vines: Planted in 1990, six classic Portuguese grape varieties on the highest and rockiest part of the vineyard.

Cellaring: Drinking beautifully at present and will continue to evolve for up to 8 years under suitable cellaring conditions.

Analysis: 14 % ALC

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