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Yarra Yering Underhill Shiraz 2019

$130.00
A perfumed, elegant and supremely balanced wine this, offering red fruits, black plum, charcuterie, fennel and coffee grounds. Exceptional length and persistence. Decant if drinking now or cellar for 10+
Yarra Yering Underhill Shiraz
Wine Specs
Variety
Shiraz
Vintage
2020
Winemaker
Sarah Crowe
Body
Medium
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2032
Bling
96pts James Halliday, 95pts Huon Hooke
Alcohol %
13.5
Closure
Screwcap
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No

Yarra Valley wines were a mainstay of the Vic economy from the mid 1800s through about 1920. Changing economic circumstances saw a swift fall from grace as farmers shifted production to wool. Dr. Bailey Carrodus was a pioneer in the Yarra’s reemergence as a wine producing region. Having picked up a degree in horticulture in NZ and worked as a scientific consultant, he then completed a degree in winemaking at Roseworthy College in South Australia. He taught there for a while before heading to Oxford where he earned a Doctorate in Philosophy (plant physiology) in the 1960s. While there he was exposed to European wines and was inspired to undertake an extensive tour of France, Spain, Portugal and Italy. On return to Oz, he worked at Melbourne Uni with the intention of making wine when he retired. Apparently, his botany students made a lot of field trips to the Yarra Valley in the ensuing few years and in the process, he discovered the perfect site for his vineyard – free draining, good sun exposure and minimal risk of frost thanks to the site’s elevation. First plantings were in 1969 and Yarra Yering soon established a reputation for producing world class wines, which remains to this day.

Yarra Valley, Vic

Region

Yarra Valley, Vic

Yarra Valley, just an hours drive east from Melbourne, is one of Australia's great cool-we ...
Yarra Valley, just an hours drive east from Melbourne, is one of Australia's great cool-weather regions. Chardonnay lives happily here, granting the wines notes of peach and fig. The real standout is Pinot Noir, that fickle red that challenges winemakers everywhere. The Yarra terroir is very suitable, producing complex wines with deep notes of berry and plum. History In many ways, the Yarra is one of the real survivors in the Australina wine industry. Vines and wineries were around as early as the 1830's, with names like St Huberts and Yeringberg garnering praise and getting attention overseas. Sadly, the economic downturn in the late 1800's hit the ... Read Full Article
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Shiraz

Variety

Shiraz

Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and ...
Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines. Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. The variety produces wines with a wide range of flavor notes, depending on the climate and soils where it is grown, as well as other viticultural practices chosen. Aroma characters can range from violets to berries (usually dark as opposed to red), chocolate, espresso and black pepper. No one aroma can be called "typical" though blackberry and pepper are often noticed. With time in the bottle these "primary" notes are moderated and then supplemente ... Read Full Article
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Shiraz
Shiraz

Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines.

Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. The variety produces wines with a wide range of flavor notes, depending on the climate and soils where it is grown, as well as other viticultural practices chosen. Aroma characters can range from violets to berries (usually dark as opposed to red), chocolate, espresso and black pepper. No one aroma can be called "typical" though blackberry and pepper are often noticed. With time in the bottle these "primary" notes are moderated and then supplemented with earthy or savory "tertiary" notes such as leather and truffle.

"Secondary" flavor and aroma notes are those associated with several things, generally winemakers' practices (such as oak barrel and yeast regimes).

History

It is called Syrah in its country of origin, France, as well as in the rest of Europe,

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Yarra Valley, Vic
Yarra Valley, Vic

Yarra Valley, just an hours drive east from Melbourne, is one of Australia's great cool-weather regions. Chardonnay lives happily here, granting the wines notes of peach and fig. The real standout is Pinot Noir, that fickle red that challenges winemakers everywhere. The Yarra terroir is very suitable, producing complex wines with deep notes of berry and plum.

History

In many ways, the Yarra is one of the real survivors in the Australina wine industry. Vines and wineries were around as early as the 1830's, with names like St Huberts and Yeringberg garnering praise and getting attention overseas. Sadly, the economic downturn in the late 1800's hit the region's wineries hard, and by the 1930's vines were replaced by pasture. It was in the 1960's, as was the case elsewhere in Australia, that local Doc's got into the Yarra wine trade. This fostered a revival of plantings and winemaking in the region, with quality table wines popping up. St Huberts and Yeringberg re-opened,

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