This brilliant cool climate Shiraz blend is executed in great fashion by the team at Yering. Amongst other offerings comprised of the same blend, the 'Village' Shiraz Viognier balances quality with value.
Deep purply black in colour, black pepper and spice intermingled with chocolate and dark fruit hits the nose. The Shiraz component (95%) brings rich plum flavours with hints of liquorice, whilst the Viognier gives it a bit of a lift. Tannins are firm but supple and provide good length to the finish.
This is most definitely one for the cellar, especially at under $20 a bottle! Pair it with Roasted beef or Lamb Moussaka.
Awards and Accolades
92 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "Savouriness to the fore but with plenty of black cherry and burnt plum fruit flavour. A wise bet each way. Game and spice notes add complexity; a deal of grunty tannin the necessary scaffolding. Most red drinkers will enjoy."
2013 Vintage: 95 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "Bright hue; red cherries and spices play tip and run on the expressive and inviting bouquet; the palate texture a mix of silk and taffeta, the juicy gently spiced red fruit flavours a sheer delight. A first class now or later style"
From the Winery
The Scottish-born Ryrie brothers ventured into the Yarra Valley, acquiring 43,000 acres and naming the land ‘Yering’, its Aboriginal name. The brothers planted two grape varieties but primarily used the land for their cattle. During the early 1850s Paul de Castella took ownership of Yering Station and began developing from what remained primarily a cattle station into a landmark of winemaking in Victoria.
For years the Yering Station vineyard was one of the largest in the area, and visitors and holiday makers to the Yarra Valley increased. Wines from this new region began to make their mark on the world, with Yering taking out awards such as the Argus Gold Cup for best Victorian Vineyard in 1861 and a Grand Prix at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1889, where only fourteen awards were ever presented internationally.
Don't Pay: $25.00
WBW Rating: 92/100
Region: Yarra Valley, VIC
Winemaker: Willy Lund
Drink now until: 2025
Alc/Vol: 14.5 %
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