"An “in the know” wine if ever there was one. Snaffle a bottle and I’d reckon you’ve Beat The Wine System." 94pts - Campbell Mattinson - WineFront
Semillon 75% / Chardonnay 25% blend.
"An “in the know” wine if ever there was one. Snaffle a bottle and I’d reckon you’ve Beat The Wine System. This Dry White Wine No. 1 from 2017 is a wine to tuck into your memory bank, if not into your cellar. It is not the headline act of the Yarra Yering range but it’s a diamond. Saline, floral, textural, crisp with green apple, slashed with citrus and cut with white peach. If you put your ear to the bottle, you can hear sea shells. It belongs in the sun, in pristine stemware, but it’ll be better off if given a stint in the dark, on musty shelves." 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!