"The Yarra Yering wines are made by Sarah Crowe. The 1969-planted vineyard is the hero, no doubt, but the place got lucky the day Sarah Crowe walked through the door. We’re in a good place now." 94pts - Campbell Mattinson - WineFront
60% of the grapes for this wine were grown on the two original Chardonnay blocks, planted in 1969. The remaining 40% of grapes are from the Crécy block planted in 2012 from new Chardonnay clones 95 and 548.
"The Yarra Yering wines are made by Sarah Crowe. The 1969-planted vineyard is the hero, no doubt, but the place got lucky the day Sarah Crowe walked through the door. We’re in a good place now. Chardonnay has had its feast and its famine, its jokes and its cut downs. Now we can all get some sleep. This chardonnay has created a beautiful home, line and length both covered and strung, flavour allowed to roam, varietal character served unapologetically, flint notes given rope but not free reign, length pushed out to the horizon. The word stellar springs." 94pts - Campbell Mattinson - WineFront
Where this wine comes from - Yarra Valley
Just 50 kilometres from Melbourne, Victoria’s Yarra Valley is a star of the wine regions surrounding the city, known as the ‘Melbourne Dress Circle’. With plenty of microclimates and sub-regions, the Yarra Valley doesn’t have a weak link. Certainly the region’s reputation has been built on the quality of its cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. As far as Chardonnay goes, Yarra Valley strikes the right balance of ripeness, without going over the edge. There’s white peach, lemon pith and Fuji apple supported by a fine spine of citrus-like acidity complemented by supportive oak maturation. The region’s Pinot Noir certainly produces that ethereal quality that Pinot-philes go crazy for – with lifted cherry notes, texture and length. Pinosity? It’s here in spades. Don’t discount Yarra Valley Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, which also have a long history in the region and are being recognised for producing their own unique regional styles. Game on!