Yering Station Yarrabank Traditional Method Cuvée 2010
A blend of 48% Chardonnay and 52% Pinot Noir. Pale straw in colour. The nose displays grapefruit blossom with a creamy ripe apple overlay. Rich and complex. The palate offers complex yeast autolysis with a creamy centre. The wine displays plum and ripe apple finishing with a fine line of racy acidity and minerality.
The Scottish-born Ryrie brothers ventured into the Yarra Valley, acquiring 43,000 acres and naming the land ‘Yering’, its Aboriginal name. The brothers planted two grape varieties but primarily used the land for their cattle. During the early 1850s Paul de Castella took ownership of Yering Station and began developing from what remained primarily a cattle station into a landmark of winemaking in Victoria.
For years the Yering Station vineyard was one of the largest in the area, and visitors and holiday makers to the Yarra Valley increased. Wines from this new region began to make their mark on the world, with Yering taking out awards such as the Argus Gold Cup for best Victorian Vineyard in 1861 and a Grand Prix at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1889, where only fourteen awards were ever presented internationally.