(Review and Tasting Notes) What Should you Expect from Yarra Valley Red Wine?
What do you get when you combine a cool climate, an award-winning head winemaker and fertile soil? Yarra Yering’s most sophisticated, bold, and complex Bordeaux style blend (2016 and 2017) Dry Red Wine No.1 and the esteemed Yarra Yering Underhill Shiraz.
Yarra Valley produces unparalleled growing conditions and boasts some of Australia’s most celebrated winemakers.
The Summer Hill Wine Shop team look forward to providing you with your favourites and introducing you to new wines you may not have tried.
Take a sip of the Yarra Valley’s red wines.
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Newly Released Dry Red Wine No.1 Cabernet Blend 2017
Scoring a massive 98 points from James Halliday, the Yarra Yering Dry Red Wine No.1 and the Underhill Shiraz are amazing wines to enjoy in their youth or to tuck away in the cellar for a hefty amount of time. Summer Hill Wine Shop has the 2016 vintage and the newly released 2017 vintage Dry Red Wine No.1 in stock, as well as the Underhill Shiraz (2015 and 2017).
Australian Winemakers Produce 1.2 billion Litres of Wine Annually
Australian winemakers persevere through droughts, natural disasters and changing economies. They continue to provide Australians and the world with a diverse range of award-winning white and red wines. Each year, the winemakers of Australia produce 1.2 billion litres(*1) of wine – and Australians are soaking up every drop.
Yarra Valley Wine
The iconic, world-renowned Yarra Valley wine region is located just over an hour’s drive east of Melbourne. The Yarra Valley’s crisp climate, diverse soil types and sloping mountains provide well-drained, sunny conditions for optimal grape and fruit growing(*2).
Tours that frequently travel through the area visiting the region’s most iconic cellar doors always stop by Yarra Yering. Read on to find out why you need to get your hands on the newly released 2017 Dry Red Wine No.1.
Yarra Yering Winemaker of the Year
Established in 1969, Yarra Yering is one of the oldest vineyards in the region. Some of the original vines planted by Yarra Yering founder, Dr Bailey Carrodus still remain on the 28-hectare estate(*2).
Head winemaker, Sarah Crowe was recently awarded winemaker of the year 2017 by James Halliday(*3). Crowe has horticulture, viticulture and vintner experience stretching from the Hunter Valley to the pinot noir vineyards of Oregon, and much more.
Soon after Crowe’s arrival to the Yarra Valley, she was turning heads by mixing pinot noir and shiraz. It hadn’t been done before, and it wouldn’t be forgotten. The blend attracted industry attention and rave reviews(*3).
New Release – Yarra Yering 2017 Dry Red No.1
The 2017 vintage is a Bordeaux style blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit Verdot and malbec. Heralding from a cool climate, it is a medium-bodied style wine, with good length, and is quite complex.
Yara Yering describes the combination of power and subtleties in this vintage as “the iron fist in a velvet glove”(*4).
Blend: Typical of Bordeaux, France, this blend is made up of 70% Cabernet sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 8% Malbec and 4% Petit Verdot.
Bouquet: There’s a compelling mix of dark berry fruits, interwoven herbaceousness and a touch of spice.
Maturation: Yarra Yering’s Dry Red Wine No.1 has the pedigree to be aged for 20 or more years and is a beautiful drop to taste in its youth.
The 2017 Dry Red Wine No.1 is definitely a wine to try and lay down for as long as you can but can drink well young.
One for the Cellar and one for Tonight
Buy your bottles of Yarra Yering’s Dry Red Wine No.1 (2016 and 2017) from Summer Hill Wine Shop’s Online Store.
Yarra Yering make wines to suit just about any palate. Feel free to choose some for the cellar and some to taste now. All bottles can be picked up from Summer Hill Wine Shop or have them delivered across Australia.
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References *1. Wine Australia. Australian Wine Sector at a Glance. Australian Government. 2020. *2. Yarra Yering. Yarra Yering. 2020. *3. Halliday, J. 2017 Winemaker of the Year: Sarah Crowe. Wine Companion. 2016. *4. Yarra Yering. 2017 Dry Wine Red No. 1. 2020