“There is such clarity to this wine, from the exuberant colour to the masterful combination of flavours within, centred exclusively on this majestic variety. Blackberries and currants, bay leaves and lead pencil plus deep-etched cedary oak. It has a juiciness thanks to the acidity, and while it is fuller bodied, as with all YY reds, a defining feature is beautiful tannins: here they are, insistent yet super fine.” – Jane Faulkner, 2022 Halliday Wine Companion.
Hand harvested, destemmed and crushed into our Yarra Yering half-tonne open fermenters. Hand plunged twice daily until fermentation is complete, some extended time on skins until tannins soften before deciding to press based on taste. Gravity filled to 2 French oak Bordeaux shaped barrels, one new and one two-year-old for 18 months completing malolactic fermentation in the cool underground cellars.
Varietals: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Yarra Valley (Gruyere)
Vines: Fruit sourced from the 1969 planted No.1 Cabernet Sauvignon, exclusively from the south west corner following a gravel band through the block.
Cellaring: This is one for the cellar to evolve for a further 20+ years under suitable conditions.
Analysis: 13.5% Alc.
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