Shiraz Viognier Yarra Valley Victoria
Yering Station's Shiraz Viognier is crafted to techniques which are similar to those employed by the old world winemakers who developed this unique style. The art of Shiraz Viognier is a process the Yering Station team continue to enjoy and refine with each new vintage. Co-fermentation of Viognier skins and Shiraz berries, picked to a similar time frame, the extraction of aromatics, colour and flavour profile, makes for a superb and edifying wine that has found a home away from home in the ideally suited, temperate climes of Yarra Valley.
Much focus is placed on retaining and nurturing vines which are most appropriate to this uniquely aromatic style. Clones BVRC12, PT23 and PT16 are harvested from vines grown to grey clay and yellow clay soils, trained to vertical shoot positioning, yielding two t/acre. Components are treated to skin contact maceration and inoculated to yeast strain Lalvin Syrah for eighteen days cold soak. Whilst the method of production is highly tradtional, a combination of roto and open fermenters are employed for up to a fortnight. The component wines complete malolactic and are matured in a high proportion of new French 225 litres oak barriques for eighteen months. Alcohol 13.8%
Dark red colour. Classic, intense youthful Shiraz Viognier nose, fragrant and perfumed, classy with loads of dark fruit, spices and pepper, violets and blackberry jam. A well structured palate with precision and intensity. Lots of flavour and pristine fruit, very long and focused, solid but complimentery tannins combine with supple oak to support the palate. A beautifully perfumed wine to enjoy with food or as aperitif, drinking sensationally.