Yarra Ridge Shiraz 2006 CONFIRM 2006 VINTAGE

Shiraz Yarra Valley Victoria
With its heart in the Yarra Valley, Yarra Ridge stands as one of Australia's premier producers of cool climate wines. Over the past two decades, Yarra Ridge has emerged as a regional icon, producing exceptional wines and maintaining a reputation for energy and innovation. The winemaking team are passionate and innovative, the viticulturalists are skillful and work the vines to the most exacting standards. A superb Yarra Valley Shiraz with exciting peppery fruit characters, to enjoy with grilled beef and gourmet charcouterie.
Yarra Ridge is a culmination of the devoted efforts from a highly skilled winemaking team as applied to the fruits of the Yarra Valley's best growers. Shiraz is sourced from vineyards situated on warmer aspects near the Valley floor. The steady, even ripening of grapes encourages development of good flavours and ripe tannins. The individual vineyard parcels were inoculated and vinified in a range of fermenting vessels to enhance the different flavour and tannin profiles. The wines were pressed off skins and racked into a combination of fine grained oaks for ten months maturation. Prior to assembling, the individual barrels are assessed with a view to achieving balance and integration in the final wine.
Deep red in colour. Aromas of berries and spice are present on the nose, bouquets of lifted white pepper, chocolate, cocoa and lithe oak, herbaceousness and menthol. Ripe plums and subtle five spice flavours combine with smoothly grained tannins, an elegant Shiraz, generously flavoured, the fully integrated oak runs the length of the palate to a long, fruit filled finish.
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