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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Yarra Yering Portsort 2000
Yarra Yering Portsort 2000
(search item no. 101677)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $69.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Displays a concentrated essence of red berry fruits and blackcurrant with an olive and mint background. Has a deep, structured palate that is interwoven with cedary, French oak characters. The ripe fruit and tannins run in unison along the entire palate. A wine of great clarity and depth that will cellar well for 10 years in ideal conditions.

Field blend of primarily Touriga Nacional, Tinta Cao and Roriz.

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About Yarra Yering:

Yarra Yering was planted at the foot of the Warramate Hills in 1969 by Dr Bailey Carrodus. In 1973 he released the first commercial vintage of wine from the Yarra Valley since 1923.

The wines are a reflection of this highly individual man, the site he chose so carefully, and the vagaries of the seasons in which they are produced. From the beginning the aim was to produce wines of elegance and sophistication. The vineyard is not irrigated, and this promotes strong root growth deep into the subsoils protecting the vines against the trials of drought, and allowing the fruit to express the characteristics of the terroir in which it is grown.

The vines are hand pruned and cared for by vineyard staff with decades of experience at Yarra Yering. The fruit is hand picked, it is crushed gently by the old crusher destemmer and fermented in small batches, before being hand pressed in the basket press. Maturation is in carefully selected French oak casks and the wine is bottled on site. These are artisan produced wines of the highest quality. Yarra Yering maintains a proud heritage established by an extraordinary man.