We are proud to announce the release of our 2016 Reserve Shiraz and 2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.
Our aim with our Reserves is always to craft exceptional wines in the most exceptional years. The 2016 vintage was unique, resulting in the production of an especially limited quantity of Reserve Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Our Head Winemaker Willy Lunn reflects on the vintage, saying:
“2016 was one of the most challenging vintages in the 35 years I have been lucky enough to enjoy. Simply, a battle of nerves and bloody hard work!”
It takes both a true dedication to quality as well as an unerring commitment to crafting the most exceptional wines, to make the decision to not release a Reserve. After meticulous efforts in picking the very best fruit from our vineyards, and going above and beyond to capture that essence in the winery, our winemakers made the hard call to not release a Reserve Chardonnay and Reserve Pinot Noir from the 2016 vintage. Through this, the limited makes of our 2016 Reserve Shiraz and 2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon shine as testaments of time, place and effort.
The 2016 Yering Station Reserve Shiraz is the first release of this iconic Reserve wine that is 100% Shiraz, sourced entirely from our Carr Vineyard in the Coldstream region of the Yarra Valley. With 2016, our winemakers decided the Shiraz grapes had ample flavour and texture on their own and didn’t need the addition of Viognier. Typical to style, this Reserve wine has savoury spice, ripe fruit and a luscious core. Its silky texture and ever-present length prevail.
The 2016 Yering Station Reserve Cabernet is a blend of two vineyards from the Gruyere and Yarra Glen regions of the Yarra Valley. They were both treated similarly in the winery and blended together post maturation. 2016 was perfectly suited for Cabernet Sauvignon, full of flavour with very fine tannins and length as the summer long.
VISIT YERING & TASTE OUR 2016 RESERVES
On the weekend of the 8th and 9th of September we invite everyone to come and enjoy complimentary tastings of the 2016 Reserve Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon at our Cellar Door.