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Yarra Yering Agincourt Cabernet Malbec 2018

$105.00
The prettiest, most approachable and seamlessly integrated of the Yering 2018 releases. Red perfume and powdery fruit coalesce with blueberries, mulberries, tomato leaf and black tea tannins. Mouthwatering and complete.
Yarra Yering Agincourt Cabernet Malbec
Wine Specs
Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
Region
Yarra Valley, Vic
Vintage
2018
Winery
Yarra Yering
Winemaker
Sarah Crowe
Body
Full
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2037
Bling
95pts Campbell Mattinson, 95pts James Halliday
Alcohol %
13.6
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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Malbec

Variety

Malbec

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Malbec
Malbec

Malbec is a variety of purple grape used in making red wine. The grapes tend to have an inky dark color and robust tannins.

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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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