LIVE: Thursday, 28th October 6.30pmA unique opportunity to see the new release Mount Mary wines, some of which sellout annually over on release. Experience the latest release of the Langton's Classified 'Exceptional' Quintet (the estate's flagship wine) in a vintage with three other back-vintage bottles with winemaker, Sam Middleton.
Purchase cutoff for guaranteed delivery: Thursday, 21 October
Delivery from Monday, 25 October
In this tasting pack, you receive a set of tasting notes and 6 x 60mL tasting bottles of one each of the following: Mount Mary Chardonnay Yarra Valley 2019 Mount Mary Pinot Noir Yarra Valley 2019 Mount Mary Quintet Cabernet Blend Yarra Valley 2019 Mount Mary Quintet Cabernet Blend Yarra Valley 2017 Mount Mary Quintet Cabernet Blend Yarra Valley 2016 Mount Mary Quintet Cabernet Blend Yarra Valley 2015
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.