Yarra Yering's Dry Reds are national flagships, based around complex varietal blends. Assigning the mercurial cépage
of grapes a unique bin number, has liberated the winemaker to modify the mix as styles evolve. No.2 Dry Red is a perfumed, mostly Shiraz wine, rich and generous, co-fermented with inclusions of Mourvedre, Viognier and Marsanne for vibrancy, suppleness and an extra dimension to the range of expression. Feminine and seductive, beguiling yet elegant, with long, lingering impressions of violets and eucalypt, cherries and spiced plum.
Inspired by the complex and eclectic styles, famously originating from the Shiraz grape's spiritual home within the diverse appellations of Vallee Rhône. In true stylistic authenticity, Mourvedre, Viognier and Marsanne add a further element of intrigue. Yarra Yering can boast of a splendid terroir, grey silty clay loam with bands of gravel for good drainage, on a north facing slope, high enough out of the Yarra Valley to avoid late spring frosts. Complex and traditional winemaking methods are employed to craft this most extraordinary, some would say eccentric, of Yarra Valley reds. The internationally renowned Dry Red No.2 is perpetually fine tuned as the team adjust the proportions of fruit to the performance of vintage.
Dark garnet colour. Sweet ripe and plummy nose, vanilla spice and tobacco oak. Chewy and delicious palate, perfectly harmonized Shiraz tannins and fruit, the magnificence of an aged Côtes du Rhône, a complex spectrum of flavours, soaring prominently against a backwash of quenching acids and sunny palate warmth. A concentrated, long lived and elegant wine, always ranked amongst the first growth of Australian Shiraz.