Yarrabank Cuvee 2015
Exceptional vintage sparkling from the Yarra. 95 points The Wine Front.
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Yarrabank is widely recognised as one of Australia’s flagship sparkling wines poured at the finest restaurants. A joint venture between Champagne Devaux in France and Yering Station of Yarra Valley has produced this top shelf vintage sparkling.
The 2015 vintage is 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir, 5 years on lees, always made to avoid malolactic fermentation to showcase the delicate fruit, pristine freshness and racy acidity which is the signature Yarrabank style.
Grapes picked at optimal ripeness with a balance of intense natural acidity and tight focused flavours. Grapes are gently pressed to retain freshness and purity. Only the heart run of the berries is used and fermented in tank to maintain a pristine line of concentration.
Ripe golden straw with a fine, persistent bead. Lovely complex nose of toasty Anzac biscuits, ginger spice and honey, with fresh fruits of ripe summer plums and orange zest.
Wonderful balance of rich biscuit-y autolysis and fresh vibrant fruits. Red apples, orange and tart strawberries. A lovely creamy mousse and with a refreshing aperitif finish that is long and rewarding.
95 points, Curly Hasslam-Coates, The Wine Front “... sourced from Wombat Creek, one of the higher elevations in the Yarra Valley and that extra layer of finesse and freshness is always a bonus in sparkling wine. Released under the careful eye of the new Senior WInemaker Brendan Hawker, returned to Yering after other wine adventures. Tiraged in November 2015 with only 3g/L dosage, this is decadence itself. Sumptuous flavours of dark chocolate, quince, red apples and kumquats are all wrapped up in a nutty blanket of smooth, fine bubbles, finishing smoky and rich. On the palate, the flavours offer a soft fruitiness of peaches that have been poached in vanilla, star anise, cinnamon and nutmeg but at no point do these rich and complex flavours become overwhelming of the freshness and acidity that bring backbone and structure to the wine. If i’m honest, I feel a little underdressed even drinking this, it deserves better. I should be at the sort of dinner party that has crushed velvet drapes, Titian paintings, serving rolled pork loin stuffed with prunes soaked in Armagnac and a dessert that involves dark chocolate mousse and gold leaf. I’m in my soft clothes at home but with a glass of this, I can allow the fantasy to linger a little longer.”
RRP $45 Our Price $34.99
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Australia, Yarra Valley
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir