Yering Station Little Yering Pinot Noir 2008
Pinot Noir from Yarra Valley, Australia
The 2008 season, with long warm summer days and cool nights, produced fruit with ideal ripeness and sugar balance.
Lifted strawberry and red cherry fruit with gamey notes. Complimented with subtle vanillin oak. Good structure and persistence with great depth of fruit and savory notes on the finish. This wine has been fermented in open fermenters with regular plunging. Part fermentation in aged French oak barrels was also included in the winemaking process.
Australian Wine Companion - "Bright hue; while light-bodied, has a complex array of aromas and flavours, the palate offering red fruits and a contrasting touch of quasi-citrus, giving a tangy finish. Screwcap."
Yering Station Winery
The first vineyard in Victoria, Yering Station was originally planted in 1838. Its acquisition in 1996 by the Rathbone family marked the beginning of a new era, with the construction of a state-of-the-art winery and award winning tourism complex (Winner: 2003-04 Australian Tourism Award for Tourism Wineries).
The winemaking team lead by Tom Carson (nominated for the Qantas Australian Gourmet Traveller WINE Winemaker of the Year 2004) take a non-interventionist approach to allow full expression of the characteristics of this cool-climate region with particular emphasis on varietal flavours, structure and balance. The sub-regional variation between each of our sites throughout the valley allows the winery to successfully produce a diverse range of wines. When a grape variety performs exceptionally well throughout a season, a selection of the most outstanding parcels are released under our reserve label.
Through consistently producing a vast range of different wines, all with hallmark elegance, quality and distinction, Yering Station has built a reputation as one of the finest producers in the Yarra Valley and Australia. View all Yering Station Wines
About Yarra ValleyView a map of Yarra Valley wineries
A short drive from Melbourne, Yarra Valley is the oldest and most successful of Victoria's wine growing regions. The cool climate of the area makes it suitable for the popular varieties of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay. Shiraz also thrives, and produces elegant and restrained versions of the varietal.
Notable FactsProducers in Yarra Valley have hit their stride when it comes to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Instead of striving to make wine like Burgundy or California, winemakers are crafting a Yarra Valley style, letting the grapes and the soil do the talking. Getting better each year, Yarra Valley is a region to watch.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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7 ratings, 4 with reviewsgtherring - Simpsonville, SC412/22/2011Christy Gillman - Brighton, MA210/12/2011This wine sounded better on paper then it tasted in the glass. It seemed very watered down with a bit of a bite. Not fun to drink, really like having some warm grape juice. Based on the reviews and descriptions I thought I'd really enjoy it but I was just disappointed.winekg - Kew Gardens, NY38/24/2011JL - New York, NY35/9/201154/26/2011
Great value! Sweet and light. Long finishWine Newbie - Bronx, NY22/19/2011I found the wine to be a bit bitter. I was not very pleased with it.ToddLeshaven - Chico, CA511/23/2010Never had wine from Australia but me and my fiance went to the Pasadena wine festival and tried some. We both feel in love with this wine. Its sweet, great for both "light weights" and drinkers a like.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
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Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
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Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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