About The Wine
While Pinot Noir gets the lion's share of the attention in the Yarra Valley these days, the greatest wines of the region have been classically made from Bordeaux varieties.
With the average annual temperature of the region rising steadily each year, fuller-bodied varieties are excelling.
Here's an interestering blend that just seems to make sense. It's Cabernet Franc meets Shiraz, made in the style of Beaujolais with awesome results.
Franc has a light leafy fragrance and a perfume of violets and blue fruits, Shiraz supplies a lick of white pepper and a fraction more weight in the mid-palate - it's a delicious combination.
About Dappled Wines
Dappled owner/winemaker Shaun Crinion has a mountain of winemaking experience from around the globe, culminating with the establishment of a label all of his own.
Shaun's focus is on expressing the sub-regionality of the Yarra Valley through simply gorgeous Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and a growing range of experimental wines.
With the combination of Shaun's A-grade fruit from the Yarra's top growers and his precise, astute winemaking, the value on offer in the Dappled range is second to none.
He was James Halliday's Best New Winery in 2018. The wines have only stepped in quality since then though the modest pricing remains the same. Unsurprisingly, his wines sell out in short order each year. He's now regarded as one of the best small-scale producers in the modern Yarra Valley.