Yering Station’s 2018 Pinot Noir is a sumptuous blast from the past

Yering Station’s 2018 Pinot Noir is a sumptuous blast from the past

Words by Greta Brereton

Rich, red and intensely fruity.

While many of us would probably love to hop into a time machine and escape the mess that is 2020, science hasn’t yet provided us with that option.

However, Yering Station’s vintage Pinot Noir is the next best thing, bottled and ready to whisk you back to 2018.

Nestled in the rolling paddocks of the Yarra Valley, Yering Station is one of Victoria’s oldest vineyards. They’ve been making wines since the 1800s, striving to produce classic drops that capture the elegance and integrity of their craft.

They’re renown for their cool climate varieties – think chardonnay, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon – but it’s their pinot noir that really takes the cake. In particular, their batch from 2018.

Thanks to optimal weather and ripening conditions, the grapes that went into the vintage bottle possessed an intensity in flavour that you can taste in your glass. Bursting with notes of black cherry, savoury spice and a dark red colour, this sumptuous drop is perfect for cosying up inside over the colder months.

At the moment they’re offering free delivery on orders all over Australia, so now’s the time to stock up on your winter picks.

Buy yourself a bottle (or two) through their website.

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