Warramate Yarra Valley Syrah 2016
SPECIAL 6 PACK BUY. 95 points, Halliday “A stellar expression of Yarra syrah..”
Second label of Yarra Yering made by Sarah Crowe, James Halliday’s 2017 Winemaker of the Year.
The Warramate vineyard was first planted in 1969 on a spectacular north-facing slope overlooking the central Yarra Valley. The site adjoins the Yarra Yering vineyard located above. On the other side of Maddens Lane, there is Yeringberg and Mount Mary. Pedigree in spades here in the Yarra Valley’s finest dirt.
45 year old vines are delivering fabulous results with this 2016 release. Declassified YarraYering No 2 fruit goes into this wine too! All fruit at Warramate is hand-picked and once delivered to the winery placed in a cool room overnight. Processing the following day a series of bunch ferments and whole berry ferments are employed. All in open fermenters of 600kg to 2000kg. Hand plunging for gentle extraction and gently pressed. Maturation time in barrel was 15 months prior to bottling. 100% French oak, utilizing a mixture of hogsheads and barriques, only 20% new barrels.
Gorgeous syrah, medium weight, brims with fragrance, spice, dark fruits, plushness balanced by juicy acid freshness. Cool climate syrah at its finest.. bloody delicious too! Quality Bargain to be had here
95 points, James Halliday “A stellar expression of Yarra syrah. Blueberry fruit, a gentle whiff of violet-scented tension, star anise, cracked pepper and a sensitive winemaking hand that has opted for real extraction and poised tannic mettle, rather than excessive reductive handling to confer tension. This is a much more rewarding option. The palate juicy; the fruit pulpy; the tannins firm, conferring a gentle scrape of authority.”
RRP $33 **SPECIAL 6 PACK BUY … Only $24.99 when you buy 6**
Warramate, Yarra Yering
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Australia, Yarra Valley
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