Often blended with small proportions of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, the style of Yarra Cabernet ranges from medium to full-bodied with silky tannins, to aromatic and floral with herbal characters.
Grows successfully in the Yarra Valley’s cool climate. Typical flavours of white peach, melon and fig. Fruit sourced from the coolest sites is also used for top quality sparkling wine production.
One of the premier red varieties of the region. Ranging from light to medium-bodied with typical flavours of plum, strawberry and cherry. Some of the fruit from the coolest sites is used for high quality sparkling wine production.
A rising star in the region, site selection is important. Often co-fermented with small percent of Viognier for aroma and texture. Some of the top small-production wineries are now choosing to label the wines Syrah.