Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: Yarra Valley
Vinification: Fermented in barrel & stainless steel tank. Yeast type: cultured CY3079. Skin contact for 7-28 days. Fermented for 14-21 days.
Ageing/Maturation: Matured 9 months in French 225L barrels
Little Yering Chardonnay 2013
Colour: Pale Straw
Nose: Great intensity with mineral notes, grapefruit and cool citrus flavours. This wine shows a delicate balance between ripe fruit, crisp acidity and subtle oak.
Palate: Medium weight with clean citrus fruit supported by well integrated French oak and balanced acidity. Great structure and length in the finish, this wine show typical cool climate characteristics and will reward medium term cellaring.
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.