Yering Station Shiraz Viognier is an elegant blend that marries spicy cool climate Shiraz fruit with 3% whole bunch Viognier. Aromatic with rose and red fruit, it is both spicy and sweet on the palate, with a velvety mouthfeel and ripe tannins.
Yering Station makes wines that are the very definition of Yarra terroir. With a heritage that stretches back to 1838 (the year of Queen Victoria’s coronation), the winery is considered one of the region’s most important. Its wines are benchmark expressions of just what the Yarra can do.
"Co-fermented with 3% viognier. Destemmed cold soaked berries, open-fermented, 18 months in French barriques, 32% new. The cool Yarra vintage has accentuated the attractive spice this wine always displays, the plum and blackberry fruit providing the flesh and sweetness. Velvety in texture, it flows seamlessly along the palate with fine, ripe tannin in escort."
95 points, Steven Creber, Wine Companion (January 2019)
"A fragrant wine with impressive vibrancy and freshness. Rich red fruits with accents of rose. A true medium-bodied shiraz with a beautiful, supple mid-palate and bright, balancing acidity. It is a wine of seamless proportions and is set to age gracefully."
93 points, The Real Review (February 2019)
"Attractive ripe berries and chocolate with plums and cherries, too. The palate has a very detailed and fine-boned style with some lithe, attractively charming dark plums and chocolate. The viognier suits this wine."
91 points, jamessuckling.com (June 2019)
Yarra ValleyThe Yarra Valley was first planted by the Ryrie brothers who explored a way through the Snowy Mountains to the Yarra Valley, planting grapes in 1838 just three years after the foundation of Melbourne. A wine industry (developed by Swiss Settlers particularly Hubert de Castella and Baron Guillaume de Pury in the 1850s) thrived during the gold rush era and heyday of the 19th century. However, the end of the gold rush brought the wine industry into decline and it was not until the 1970’s that the modern wine industry started up again. The region is probably Australia’s best-known cool-climate area, yet it is really a patchwork of meso-climates. This varied topography creates an incredible set of variables. Vineyards are planted on elevations of 50 to 400m on varying aspects and management programmes. The more exposed sites are subject to severe spring frosts and winds. Overall, the area experiences a relatively high rainfall pattern and is known for its temperature extremes during ripening. Site selection is crucial, with the best vineyards often located where the original vines were once planted, generally on sandy clay loams and gravels. The Yarra Valley is well known for high quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Blends with Shiraz increasingly garnering attention. Sparkling wine production is also extremely important, with many of Australia’s finest examples produced in the region.