Yeringberg 2017 Release / Cabernet Sauvignon
Yeringberg is as about as far from a hi-tech glitzy modern winery as you could get, but it is a place full of history and charm, and the wines have a loyal following. JAMIE GOODE
Elegance is the keyword: the wines are medium bodied at best and moderate in alcohol. Fine boned, subtle, well-balanced, very drinkable wines are the end result. And the better vintages age beautifully for at least 25 years. DECANTER
The story of Yeringberg and the de Pury family started in the Yarra Valley in 1863. They have maintained unpretentious excellence in winemaking and farming for over 150 years.
Fourth generation siblings, Sandra and David, continue the legacy today. They are humble farmers, no doubt, who make exceptional wines and have been around long enough to know how to learn from climate patterns and adapt in time. They are constantly advancing their farm to prepare for quality fruit and production. Currently they are involved in preparations to plant a new Pinot Noir vineyard, which will be “future-proof” and will make sure their quantity of quality grapes remains. They’ve done this by taking dormant buds from Old-vine Pinot on the land and grafting them onto rootstock.
The de Purys strive to make better wine every vintage and they are constantly improving everything from vineyard management to bottling. The 2017 vintage was pretty cool, the kind that yields elegance and detail among experienced growers. Another cracker of a vintage from the Yeringberg clan.
There are already some excellent reviews on the vintage, which I’ve included below. I am happy to offer 15% off the retail price. As always with Yeringberg our allocation is small, so to avoid disappointment I suggest getting your orders in soon.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a result of a cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc and is the world’s second most planted red grape variety after Merlot. In its spiritual home of Bordeaux where it forms the basis of the great wines of the Haut-Medoc including of the communes of Pauillac, Margaux, Pessac-Leognan, St Julien and St Estephe where it is almost always blended with other native Bordeaux red varieties including Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Widely planted across Europe and the New World, outstanding examples from outside Bordeaux are found in Tuscany (both central and Bolgheri), California (in the Napa Valley, Sonoma and Santa Cruz Mountains) and Australia (Margaret River, Coonawarra, and parts of the Yarra Valley) .
Cabernet Sauvignon's unique aromatic profile across a range of regions is perhaps its greatest asset producing great wines which express terroir, varietal purity and vintage conditions. Cabernet’s aromatic profile is often of cassis, blackcurrants, chocolate, tomato leaf and green bell peppers; and when aged in oak graphite and cigar box (New French Oak) and coconut and vanilla aromas (New American Oak). However, Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure and longevity truly set it apart from other varieties. Cabernet Sauvignons concentration of colour, fruit, tannin, acid, alcohol make it ideal for long term cellaring resulting in additional complexity after long periods of bottle age; developing characteristics of leather, smoked meats and earth, whilst the characteristic powerful tannins soften consequentially becoming more approachable. However, Cabernet Sauvignon’s appeal also lies in its ability to produce approachable, medium to full bodied dry reds which resemble the great wines of Bordeaux and other premier growing regions at relatively inexpensive prices.
Some of the greatest producers of Cabernet and Cabernet blends include Chateau Latour, Chateau Lafite, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Leoville Las Cases (Bordeaux) Sassicaia and Ornellaia (Tuscany) Philip Togni, Caymus and Diamond Creek (California) and Moss Wood, Cullen, Woodlands (Margaret River) Wynn’s and Balnaves (Coonawarra) and Yarra Yarra, Mount Mary and Yeringberg (Yarra Valley) to name just a few.
The Oxford Companion to Wine, (ed) Jancis Robinson MW
Bordeaux, Robert Parker Jnr
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