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Medhurst 2018 Estate Vineyard ‘YRB’ Pinot Shiraz


The Wine: Medhurst Estate Vineyard ‘YRB’ Pinot Shiraz

The Medhurst YRB is vibrant, charming , medium-bodied dry red, a unique co-ferment of Pinot Noir (50%) and Shiraz (50%). A tribute to the wines made in the 1920’s by legendary Hunter Valley winemaker Maurice O’Shea and a wine to showcase our sites and the season.

Very bright purple hue, mid-crimson red. Good density. Highly aromatic blue and red fruits, lovely spices. The Pinot Noir component gives the wine the red fruit and the framework of tension/structure whilst the Shiraz adds the purple hue, plump soft blue fruits, juiciness and charm to the blend. This wine is designed to drink young, however due to such a fine season it will reward careful cellaring over the next 5+ years.

The Winemaker:

Chief Winemaker at Medhurst Wines, Yarra Valley since the beginning of 2015, previously Senior Winemaker at Brokenwood wines and over 20 vintages across several regions and countries, starting in 1996. Simon, wife Francesca and children Banjo and Juniper have embraced their move back to Victoria with open arms. Simon’s winemaking philosophy is to ‘grow wines’ with great flavour and balance from the vines on the property. In particular the focus is on long silky tannins for the red wines, and purity and energy for the whites.

Thoughtful, considered and always asking questions of the vines, the land and the season to ensure healthy vines and balanced grapes. Simon is involved as a Wine show Judge at multiple regional and national shows since 2006 and a Len Evans Tutorial Scholar.


Yarra Valley, Victoria


Pinot Noir

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