2019 Yeringberg Marsanne Roussanne Yarra Valley – The wet spring and early summer set up the vines well for strong growth, and their careful vineyard management kept the threatened fungal diseases at bay. January and early February were hot, the autumn was more comfortable and the fruit ripened in a steady sequence. It is a vintage characterised by moderate yields, very healthy fruit and balanced wines, less opulent than 2018 but more forward than the 2017 wines.
Marsanne 64%, Roussanne 36%. Their 2019 white blend is a wine of subtlety, nuance and savoury complexity. Initially demure, the nose offers savoury, quince and herbal notes, almond, delicate jasmine and honeysuckle florals. With time in the glass, aromas evolve towards spiced pear, honeydew, lanolin and white pepper. The palate starts with lively, deeply savoury citrus and quince notes, a mid-palate that’s an almost contradictory combination of limpid and delicately textural pear skin notes with a generously unctuous sense of breadth and richness, before closing with elegance, finesse and driving length. This is a food wine, and one we’ll watch keenly over the next 8-10 years.
Single Price: $90.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $68.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $816.00