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1 - 12 of 14 Wines By Yabby Lake
Pink Claw Grenache Rose
Heathcote
Available by the dozen
Introducing the pretty pink drink of the Red Claw range, by the founders of Yabby Lake, one of Australia's most dynamic winemaking ventures. Hand crafted from estate grown Heathcote Grenache and vinified to an uncompromising standard of excellence, Pink Claw was established to aid women affected by breast cancer. Quantities of Pink Claw are donated to fund raising events sponsored by Breast Cancer Network Australia. A limited allocation is available for retail, a portion of the profits will also go to BCNA.
$2199each
$263DOZEN
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Breast Cancer Network Australia works to ensure that women diagnosed with breast cancer receive the very best information, treatment, care and support possible, no matter who they are or where they live. BCNA is the peak national organisation for Australians affected by breast cancer. Harvests of Grenache are sourced from the Yabby Lake property at Heathcote. Grapes are pressed and spend up to twenty four hours on skins for extraction of flavours and colour. Juices are run off to fermenters for cold settling, racked and vinified to dry, followed by four months resting on lees where the wine develops textures and complexity. Pink Claw is bottled without any oak treatment, refreshingly fruit driven and dry.
 
Lipstick rose colour. Lifted strawberry aromas with a complexity of citrus, spice and floral characters. A crisp palate exhibiting red berry fruit, cherries, currant and srawberry over light tannins, before a refreshing, savoury finish. Pink Claw is bone dr, savoury and extremely food friendly, perfectly suited to modern Australian faire.
Red Claw Chardonnay
Mornington
Available by the dozen
Robert and Mem Kirby planted the first Yabby Lake Vineyard at Red Hill in 1992, following up with extended plantings on the Moorooduc sub region in 1998. Red Claw is the embodiement of collaboration between some of Australia's best winemakers and viticulturalists. The most splendid harvests of Mornington Chardonnay are given a no expenses spared course of French oak ferments and lees battonage, for a rich, textural style which articulates Mornington and proffer a touch of La Bourgogne.
$2499each
$299DOZEN
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A juggernaut of activity has seen the Yabby Lake vineyards establish a position amongst Victoria's finest. The creation of Red Claw, in reference to freshwater yabbies, has been inspired by the estate's enthusiasm to produce quality wines which are accessible and truly expressive of Mornington Peninsula. Fruit is hand harvested, gently whole bunch pressed in small batches and completely barrel fermented, whilst being treated to a course of lees stirring in a combination of new and seasoned French 500 litres oak puncheons. Aged on yeast lees for several months before assembling into a wine that's bright and fresh, with loads of class, a cultured yet affable Chardonnay that you can take anywhere. Alcohol 12.5%
 
Bright intense pale straw color with green tinges. Lifted aromas of clean citrus notes, stonefruit and a hint of spicy French oak. The palate leads off with beautifully textured and rounded fruit intertwined with the natural acidity that runs through the mouth binding the wine and leading into a lovely long complex finish.
Red Claw Heathcote Shiraz
Heathcote
Available by the dozen
The Yabby Lake team know about things Heathcote Shiraz. Red Claw is clearly a very special wine, crafted from hand picked parcels of the most intensely flavoured fruit, harvested off the prestigious Heathcote Estate Vineyard. A stately construct of Shiraz, layered with viscous black berry fruit flavours and sheathed in carriage of stealthy terra rosa tannins.
$2499each
$299DOZEN
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Heathcote is renowned the world over for Shiraz. The rich red Cambrian soil and dry mild climate provide the idyllic foundation for producing world class wines. Yabby Lake enjoy close ties to the region and have secured fruit from the best vineyards, expressly for the formulation of powerful yet approachable wines. Parcels of Shiraz from the prestigious Heathcote Estate property are vinified for three weeks on skins in a traditional mix of open and closed fermentation vessels. Upon completion, components are pressed to a selection of seasoned and new, exclusively French oak hogsheads and barriques for fifteen months maturation and a periodic course of racking for clarification before assemblage.
 
Dark red/purple. Lovely intense Shiraz fruit leaps from the glass, berry fruits, spices and clove dominate, brooding with underlying scents of pepper, herbs of provence and classy French oak. The palate is loaded with dark fruited intensity, texture, balance and length of palate. Lush ripe sweet berries are followed by subtle nuances of spice and toasted oak.
Red Claw Pinot Gris
Mornington
Available by the dozen
Outstanding quality wines can only be made from the finest fruit, judiciously harvested off closely managed vineyards, planted to the most splendid sites. Inspired by the classic, pure varietal wines of Burgundy and the Rhone, Red Claw are a tribute to the unique terroirs of Mornington, as cultivated by the skills of the eminent Yabby Lake viticultural team. Their collaborative approach and deep commitment to producing the very finest, has crystallized into vintages of the most remarkable wines.
$2599each
$311DOZEN
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For everyone at Yabby Lake, respect for the soil and reverence of the growing season are an essential part of making great wines. The combination of a warm site in a cool region means that Pinot Gris ripens in good order to produce wines of outstanding quality. The favourable microclimes translate into fully ripened fruit harvested to idyllic conditions. Pinot Gris is hand picked and whole bunch pressed. After settling, batches are racked for vinification. Upon completion of ferments, parcels are held on sedimentery lees and stirred fortnightly to build textural palate richness.
 
Pale straw, greenish hues. Complex aromas, hints of honey and hay, lychees and a touch of spice. The palate leads off beautifully textured and rounded, following through with an array of complex and delicate floral nuances, oranges and sultana, lychee and cut hay notes. Sweet fruit is enhanced by a clean, crisp lingering finish.
Red Claw Pinot Noir
Mornington
Available by the dozen
Yabby Lake are well positioned to produce the most generously proportioned styles of new world Pinot Noir, vinified to traditional Burgundian techniques. Significant resources have been devoted to developing Yabby Lake's vineyard to the highest possible standard. An assemblage of Pinot Noir clones MV6 and G5V15, clones 114, Pommard and Abel for structure and complexity, the inclusion of a parcel clone 115 imparts layers of elegance, rich fragrant aromas and a long silky palate.
$2799each
$335DOZEN
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Every aspect of Yabby Lake vineyard's establishment was fundamenal to the success of its wines many years later, from soil mapping to climate analysis to vine layout. Selection of site was the priority, the vineyard was planted from the ground up to the most exacting requirements. Pruned and closely managed vines, yield limited harvests of intense flavour, translating into well balanced wines. A mixture of destemmed and whole bunch fruit are filled into open fermenters for three days of cold soak. A week or more of ferments is followed by transfer to a selection of French 500 litres oak puncheons for ten months maturation, a final racking and assemblage into the finished wne.
 
Deep crimson in colour. The aromas are dominated by cherry, strawberry and dark berry fruits complemented by a touch of spice and underlying French oak. The palate has a lovely soft and velvety texture, with powerful flavours of dark fruits and a finely structured finish. Have it with duck or venison, game dishes and washed rind cheese.
Yabby Lake Block 6 Chardonnay
Mornington
Available in cartons of six
Exclusively Mendoza clone Chardonnay, hand picked off the propitious vines at parcel 1 of the illustrious Block 6 at Yabby Lake's Tuerong vineyard on the Mornington Peninsula. Grapes are crushed and pressed along with the complete solids into a selection of seasoned and new, tightly grained 500 litre French oak puncheons, naturally vinified for three weeks through the action of wild indigenous yeasts, followed by eleven months maturation. An exotic array of applejack, citrus blossom, grapefruit pith, almond meal and flint aromas, a precise mineral intensity.
$8999each
$1077DOZEN
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Yabby Lake Block 6 Pinot Noir
Mornington
Available in cases of 6
Yabby Lake are focused on crafting wines that have integrity, personality, energy and presence. It is the vineyard that dictates these inherent qualities, Yabby Lake's goal is to provide a clear and precise translation with no distortion. Wines that speak clearly of their origins require little manipulation, a reflection of the Yabby Lake philosophy, expression over impression. A single block Pinot Noir, clearly marked with the DNA of the site whence it is sourced, Block 6 speaks clearly of its origin, an extraordinary articulation with a profound sense of place.
$8999each
$1079DOZEN
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Minimal chemical input in the vineyard is the priority with a move towards organic viticulture. Block 6 is an elite single parcel of Pinot Noir clone D4V2 Pommard, picked off the most superior rows of low yielding vines. Grapes are hand picked, hand sorted and gently de stemmed into small open fermenters for several days of cold soak maceration. After seventeen days of vinification, batches are pressed off skins into a selection of tight grain, seasoned and new, 500 Litres French oak puncheons for eleven months maturation.
 
Deep crimson colour. Dark forest berries, black cherry, Asian spice with a brooding density of dary fruit characters dominating the bouquet. Multi dimensional palate, concentrated and deeply saturated with dark berry fruit, remarkable for its superb silken textures, Yabby Lake offers great intensity, persistence and a long seamless finish.
Yabby Lake Chardonnay
Mornington
Available in cartons of six
A generously proportioned, single vineyard wine from the Yabby Lake property at Tuerong. Inspired by the great Chardonnays of Burgundy, Yabby Lake are an articulation of the auspicious terroir and climes of Mornington. A blend of three splendid clones, P58 from Block 1, B76 from Block 4 and the Mendoza off Blocks 1 and 6, each planted to a specific regimen of aspects and soil, are exactingly crafted and assembled. A long term commitment to producing the finest Chardonnay has achieved the creation of a truly remarkable wine.
$3999each
$479DOZEN
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The subtle variations on each block infuse grapes with a great depth of character and personality which is realized in the finished wine. Fruit is hand picked and each block is handled separately to ensure individual parcels achieve their ultimate potential. Bunches are gently whole pressed through small batches into a selection of seasoned and new, tightly grained 500 litre French oak puncheons. Vinification commences naturally through the action of wild indigenous yeasts and is complete in a little over a fortnight. Yabby Lake is matured eleven months on gross sedimentery lees without any malolactic treatments, before identifying the best barrels for assemblage into the finished wine.
 
Brilliant, vibrant appearance. Fine, lifted nose, complex and beguiling. The palate is fine and tightly wound with a precise mineral intensity. Elegantly balanced, dominated by crisp varietal fruit and integrated nutty oak. Medium bodied, well structured, showing great length and poise, finishing with great purity and length.
Yabby Lake Chardonnay 375ml
Mornington
Available by the dozen
$2299each
$275DOZEN
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Yabby Lake Pinot Gris
Mornington
Available by the dozen
Welcome to Block 2 of the Yabby Estate vineyard at Tuerong, the viticulture here is all about persistence and vigilance, coupled with a deep seated passion for making supreme wine. The combination of a warm site in a cool region means that Pinot Gris ripens in good order to produce wines of outstanding quality. Crop levels are carefully managed to produce the consumate Pinot Gris. Fruit is all hand picked, whole bunch pressed and wild yeast fermented, followed by a course of age on yeast lees to infuse textural palate richness.
$3199each
$381DOZEN
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Yabby Lake Pinot Noir
Mornington
Available in cases of 6
It is while grapes are still growing on the vine that great vintages are made, the focus at Yabby Lake is to translate the fruit into a wine without any distortion. Yabby Lake are renowned for their splendid intensity and exquisite balance, speaking clearly of terroir and of clime, it's all about expression over impression. Engagingly complex with immense depth of character, the palate is powerfully structured, laden with impenetrably dark berry fruit flavous, lined with silky textures and driven by amazing persistence.
$5499each
$659DOZEN
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The viticulture at Yabby Lake is all about realizing minimal harvests of small bunches and tiny berries, more quality and just a little less quantity. Pinot Noir clones MV6, G5V15 and DV24, from Blocks 1, 2, 5 and 6, grown to the sandy clay loams of Yabbly Lake Vineyard at Tuerong. Grapes are hand picked, hand sorted and destemmed into traditional open top oak fermenters, a fifth is included as whole bunches. Vinifications are hand plunged up to three times daily as temperatures peak at 32┬║C, batches are pressed off skins after a fortnight of ferments into a selection of 500 litre French oak puncheons for completion of malolactic and eleven months maturation.
 
Great depth of colour. Ripe black cherry, dark forest berries and asian spice with perfumed oak aromas. The palate displays a complex array of ripe small berry characters and spicy oak. Yabby Lake has excellent density, concentration and pin point balance. It is the texture and mouthfeel of this wine that is most exciting, rich and velvety with intense varietal fruit flavours and a powerful long finish.
Yabby Lake Pinot Noir 375ml
Mornington
Available in cartons of six
$3399each
$405DOZEN
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Yabby Lake Vineyard was established in 1998 on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, with the long-term goal of producing benchmark wines from the Burgundian varieties Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Yabby Lake Vineyard is owned by Robert and Mem Kirby who have been intimately involved in the Mornington Peninsula region for decades. The Kirbys are joined by two outstanding and renowned winemakers: Group Winemaker Tod Dexter and Consulting Winemaker Larry McKenna. Tod and Larry are known for their relaxed and unassuming personalities, and they apply the same approach to their winemaking: they work with the grapes to develop beautiful and distinctly superior wines that are truly expressive of Yabby Lake Vineyard. The first vintage from Yabby Lake Vineyard was produced in 2002.

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Significant resources have been devoted to developing Yabby Lake's vineyard to the highest possible standard. Regional and national experts were consulted on every aspect of the vineyard's establishment from soil mapping to climate analysis to vine layout. Careful selection of plant clones has meant that the winemakers at Yabby Lake Vineyard now have a diversity of grapes to work with. Yabby Lake Vineyard is owned by the Kirby family and they are supported by a remarkable team who are equally passionate about the vineyard, the grapes, and their long-term goal of producing the finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Australia.

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The stunning Mornington Peninsula is a patchwork of small premium wineries and vineyards. Located 60 kilometres southeast of Melbourne, the region is virtually surrounded by sea and enjoys a cool maritime climate. Established in 1998, Yabby Lake Vineyard is planted on one of the regions premier vineyard sites.

Positioned on a north-facing slope, the vineyard site captures maximum sunshine while being exposed to cooling sea breezes

Inspired by the classic wines of Burgundy, Yabby Lake Vineyard wines are a tribute to the unique Mornington Peninsula terroir, and the skills and experience of winemakers Larry McKenna and Tod Dexter. Their collaborative approach to winemaking, combined with Yabby Lake Vineyard's long-term commitment to producing the finest of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, have resulted in the creation of two remarkable wines.

The combination of a warm site in a cool region means the Yabby Lake Vineyard grapes ripen early to produce wines of outstanding quality.

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