Cabernet Sauvignon Yarra Valley Victoria
Crafted from the best Cabernet Sauvignon available to the Yering Station winemaking team, traditional old world vinification techniques are employed to infuse character and enhance the final Cuvée, an extended term of macerations on skins achieves a rich structural density, extracting a judicious amount of tannin to ensure a palate of suppleness. Yering Station are advantaged by the eldest and most auspicious vineyards, one of a few select Victorian winemakers who are sufficiently practiced to orchestrate a pure Yarra Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
The characteristic cool nights and favourable ripening conditions of the Yarra Valley maintain a good balance of grape acidity and flavour ripeness at harvest. Crafted from grapes, Reynella and CW44 clones, a combination of harvested and hand picked, off fully mature vines, planted to grey loam soils over yellow clay, trained to trellis vertical shoot positioning. Vineyard yields are purposely kept low. Components are vinified in a combination of open and rotary fermenters for a fortnight, completion of malolactic and eighteen months maturation in a combination of new and prior use French 228 litre oak barriques.
Dark red/ purple hue. Fully aromatic blackcurrant nose, dark cherry and blackberry characters with hints of leather and nutmeg spice, layers of scented cedar/ oak. The blackcurrant characters follow through in abundance onto the distinctly regional Cabernet palate. Dark berry fruit persists with great intensity and weight, complemented by soft, fine grain tannins.