Few producers can match Yeringberg's viognier...
About The Wine
The Yeringberg Viognier is a relative newcomer to this iconic estate.
The fruit is picked at two stages, the first giving freshness, spice and vital acidity, the second and later pick bringing the generosity of flavour and the weight to the wine. The fruit is fermented wild in barrel and the wine is left to rest for a couple of years prior to release.
All efforts are taken to build complexity with restraint into this often overblown variety, and the result is a rich, flavourful Viognier. It's a winning combination and one that Sandra de Pury is executing wonderfully.
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."