2021 Yarra Yering Dry White No. 1

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Iconic Yarra Valley white wine, where Semillon meets Chardonnay. This will cellar a treat.

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The Yarra Yering Dry White No. 1 is one of the country's most elite examples of Semillon blend inspired by the whites of Bordeaux.

It is constructed specifically to be a cellaring style of wine; tight and racy in its youth and luscious at maturity. The fruit for this vintage of the blend was harvested entirely from the 25-year-old plantings of Semillon and Chardonnay on the Underhill Vineyard.

It will show its best in time and will reward the patient. An exemplary wine full of complexity and interest and one of the benchmarks for Semillon blends in the country.

Region: Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia.

Varietals: A white blend of 85% Semillon and 15% Chardonnay.

Vines: Fruit for this wine was sourced from a dry grown block south of Underhill Vineyard, slightly higher in elevation. A Bordeaux inspired white blend of Semillon and Chardonnay.

Cellaring: A bright and refreshing young wine on a summer’s day. The real beauty here will come from some cellar maturation. The magic of Semillon will shape this with time into a toasty and deeply layered mature wine. Rewarding careful cellaring for up to 8 years.

Analysis: ALC: 12.5%

96 points - "A blend of 75/25% semillon/chardonnay, picked and fermented separately (the chardonnay barrel fermented in older wood) and blended in October. A very bright green gold. Really bright and fresh on the nose, too, with aromas of lemon verbena, grapefruit pith and orchard fruits. Chalky, dry, long and seamless. In a word, lovely, and this will only continue to become more complex over the next seven-plus years, too." - Philip Rich (Halliday Wine Companion)

Yarra Yering

Yarra Yering is one of the most iconic wineries of the modern Yarra Valley.

Founded in 1969 by the visionary vigneron Dr. Bailey Carrodous, Yarra Yering has become a benchmark in quality and one of the most collected wineries in the country.

From this small patch of earth in the North of the Gruyere sub-region, Dr. Carrodous produced these legendary wines for more than three decades. In the process becoming recognised as one of the most influential winemakers in the Yarra's history.

Today, the wines are crafted by the talented Sarah Crowe. She brings the wines to bottle with the same passion and attention to detail that made the great Yarra Yering wines of old so revered.

Winemaker Sarah Crowe Yarra Yering

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