2017 Yarra Yering Dry Red Wine No. 2 (Shiraz Blend)
The Shiraz and Marsanne for this blend was established in 1969, plus additional Shiraz, Mataro and Viognier drawn from vines planted from 1984 to 1995.
A wine style that has always been blended for perfume, texture and spice. Fragrance enhanced by the Viognier balanced with a mixed berry fruit profile. Marsanne lends texture and volume to the palate, Mataro the floral notes and spice. Primary fruit leads on to savoury graphite and white pepper underpinned by background stalkiness and concentrated meatiness. Sarah Crowe, winemaker
‘Follows Bailey Carrodus’ method of co-fermenting small amounts of viognier; marsanne adding floral notes and mataro adding spice. It’s another exquisite wine from 17, capturing all the senses immediately when you assess the bouquet and palate. It’s only just into medium bodied territory but it’s mouth watering in its intensity; red fruits flying high like a gaudy scarlet kite.’ - 99 Points, 2020 Halliday Wine Companion