In the early 1970’s, David and Christine Fyffe took a calculated risk and planted a small vineyard at Yarra Junction. After several years of persistence and some experimentation, the first wine was released in 1978. Five years later, David pioneered sparkling wine from this region, releasing a classic Pinot Noir sparkling from deliciously complex, Yarra Valley fruit. Its quality was evident, as it was Australia’s most expensive sparkling wine in 1983.
The Yarra Valley is Victoria’s oldest wine region and is now recognised as one of Australia’s most celebrated cool climates. Cooler than Bordeaux, and slightly warmer than Burgundy, the Upper Yarra is capable of producing some of Australia’s most sought-after sparkling wines.
The new Premium Cuvee Brut consists of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier fruit sourced from select vineyards sites, ensuring elegance of structure and longevity. Coupled with extended maturation on yeast lees, this wine displays heightened depth & complexity, showing lifted citrus and white stone fruit characters complimented with nuances of toast and mushroom. A brilliant wine for any sophisticated celebration.
A blend of pinot noir and chardonnay offering an attractive mix of stonefruit and lifted citrus with a palate that is complete and long. Value for money here. Very good. Ray Jordan, West Australian
The vintage versions under this label are consistently of the highest quality but the recently released and cheaper NVs also merit a serious sampling. There is a rose alternative that deserves a following but after the toss of a coin, I'm endorsing the white. Quaff away your cares! Paddy Kendler, Herald Sun