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Ken Helm A.M. received the Order of Australia for his work with Riesling, for his contribution to the Australian wine industry, for his support of cool climate wine producers and service to the Canberra community. Helm placed the Canberra region firmly on the map for world class wines after his inaugural 1977 release won significant international accolades. Ken's flagship wines are Riesling and Cabernet, he retains strong ties with eminent wine makers around the globe. Trips to the vineyards and wineries of Mosel, the Rhine valley and Bordeaux provide new inspiration and contribute to the development of his Canberra wines. In 2000 Ken instigated the Canberra International Riesling Challenge, his continuing role as chairman allows him to constantly keep abreast of new developments in Rieslings around the.. Meet one of our nation's most peer respected winemakers»
Samuel Smith migrated from Dorset England to Angaston in the colony of South Australia circa 1847, he took up work as a gardener with George Fife Angas, the virtual founder of the colony. In 1849, Smith bought thirty acres and planted vines by moonlight, the first ever vintages of Yalumba. One of his most enduring legacies were some unique clones of Shiraz, which were ultimately sown to the illustrious Mount Edelstone vineyard in 1912. Angas's great grandchild Ron Angas acquired cuttings from the Edelstone site and migrated the precious plantings to his pastures at Hutton Vale. The land remains in family hands, a graze for flocks of some highly fortunate lamb. In between the paddocks, blocks of Sam Smith's experimental vines yield a harvest of the most spectacular Shiraz to be found in all Eden Valley... The return of rootstock to garden of eden»

Yarra Yering Dry Red No1 CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Merlot Petit Verdot Yarra Valley Victoria
Excellent Langton's Classification. The timeless Claret style of red wine, this is the bespoke blend on which Yarra Yering's reputation was built and continues to endure. Almost deceptively, they drink well in their youth, yet are known to evolve for decades. Half Cabernet, a fifth of Merlot, the balance in Malbec and Petit Verdot, all harvested off the original 1969 unirrigated estate plantings at Gruyere in Yarra Valley. Beautifully balanced and integrated, the fruit of an iconic vineyard, such delicacy within a sleeping powerhouse of precision.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$569.50
Eighty acres are planted to noble varietals and port wine grapes. The dry grown vines are pruned to yield no more than two tons per acre. No.1 Dry red is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, with Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Grapes are hand picked into specially designed stackable plastic buckets. Crushing takes place within two hours of picking through the old Amos crusher/ destemmer, then poured into Dr. Carrodus' extraordinary fermenters, which are essentially stainless steel lined tea chests on wheels. Should cooling be necessary, ice blocks are used. A third of this wine is left on skins for three weeks before being transferred to barrel. Dry Red No.1 is matured for up to two years in completely new French oak.
Deep, bright ruby coloured wine. isplays a concentrated essence of red berry fruits and blackcurrant with an olive and mint background. Has a deep, structured palate that is interwoven with cedary, French oak characters. The ripe fruit and tannins run in unison along the entire palate.
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