About The Wine
In 1983 the CSIRO brought the first cuttings of Roussanne into this country.
The de Pury family planted them alongside some pre-existing Marsanne and more than thirty years on, this tiny vineyard produces one of the country's greatest examples of this classic Rhone-inspired white blend. The wine is matured for around 8-9 months in old oak yet maintains amazing freshness and structure. Complex and layered, without ever being overbearing.
It's a wine that develops wonderfully with a little age, every day it spends in bottle, it just looks better and better. The amount of this wine made every year is tiny. Given the quality of the producer, the vintage and the reputation and scarcity of this wine, it would make an excellent addition to the cellar of any fan of textural whites.
There are few wineries in the Yarra Valley with the prestigious history of Yeringberg. The de Pury family were pioneers of the region, having one of the first vineyards in the region over 100 years ago.
The original vineyard was ripped out when the damand for Australian wine slowed to a trickle, however the site was replanted in the 1970s and is one of the great sites of the modern Yarra.
In James Halliday's opinion, "...(Yeringberg) are renowned for wines of finesse and elegance that epitomise the finest the region can produce."