Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 1 2021


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Region: Yarra Valley
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 60% Merlot 24% Malbec 11% Petit Verdot 5%
First Glance: Ethereal yet Deep, Black Fruits, Dried Herbs, Complex
Acclaim: 100pts Tyson Stelzer

The Wine:
All hand harvested and sent across a sorting table, only the very best berries go into this wine. The Cabernet fruit is individually berry sorted before being crushed to build structure through fermentation. Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot are whole berry ferments for fragrance and to build palate weight. The majority fermented in half-tonne fermenters and hand plunged twice daily. One third of the Cabernet component fermented in a brand new 3500L upright oak cask and spending 8 weeks on skins for complexity and to build the savoury component. All matured in French oak, 40% new until blending after 15 months barrel maturation.

Black berry fruits and a rustic iodine feel compliment some bay leaf adding a background herbal lift. Mixed brown spices and a hint of oak; flavour and tannin. Beautiful fruit, refreshing acidity and fine tannins form a solid foundation for a long future. Complex but not intimidating, always exciting to watch evolve.

The Review:
Tyson Stelzer, WBM Magazine - 100pts
"The unique ability of Cabernet Sauvignon to unite
the contrasts of perfumed lightness with deep concentration, grace with structure and elegance with enduring longevity is unparalleled in the wine world. Its finest expressions are at once emphatically fragrant and lighter than air and yet deeper, more concentrated, more enduring and more structured. No Australian wine of modern era exemplifies this profound juxtaposition more emphatically than
Yarra Yering Dry Red Wine No.1 2021."