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Helen and Joey Estate    
 www.helenandjoeyestate.com.au
 
  
Helen & Joey purchased an already established Yarra Valley Vineyard in 2010. Since then Helen, the female owner and operator, and her small team have worked tirelessly to farm the vines better to produce better fruit to make better wine. The results are paying off with estate wines showing remarkable Yarra Valley character. The cool growing conditions of the Yarra Valley produce wines with far more elegance, restraint and aromatics than normally associated with Australian wine.

Helen and Joey Estate is located in the Gruyere sub-district of the Yarra Valley, right at the base of the Warramate Ranges. Vineyards in this area are associated with classic cool climate varieties such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but also have a strong track regard of producing elegant but long lived reds from varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon.

Jamie McGlade is the viticulturist tasked with improving the vineyard and does so by building the vitality and health of the soils and vines alike. The end objective is to achieve a quality of fruit that requires a minimum of intervention in the winery. Jamie has previously managed renowned Yarra Valley vineyards such as Mount Mary and Yering Station.

Our senior winemaker is Meg Brodtmann MW. Meg was the first Australian born female to be admitted to the Institute of Masters of Wine. Her focus is on making truly delicious wines that express the elegance, restraint and perfumed character of the Yarra Valley. Interventions and manipulations are kept to a minimum. Meg is one of the female winemakers that founded Yarra Valley Women of Wine.

     
 
 
Inara Chardonnay

Type: White / Chardonnay
Year: 2017
Region: Australia
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Varietal:    Chardonnay
Description:    The 2017 Inara Chardonnay is the perfect wine to enjoy on its own or with food. The fresh banana, yellow apple and ripe peach aromas and flavours are complexed by a touch of clove and vanilla oak. The wine has a clean finish with lingering flavours of apple and peach.
Food Pairing:    Would be a great accompaniment to seafood tempura.
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Suggested Retail:    $20.99
Inara Shiraz

Type: Red / Shiraz
Year: 2017
Region: Australia
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Varietal:    Shiraz
Description:    The 2017 Inara Shiraz has classic cool climate spice and black pepper with lovely fresh plum fruit. The oak ageing has added aromas and flavours of vanilla and sweet spice. Beautifully mouth filling with fine, round tannins, the wine is rich and complex.
Food Pairing:    Enjoyed on its own but would be delicious with smoky, spicy barbequed pork ribs.
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Suggested Retail:    $20.99
Inara Cabernet Sauvignon

Type: Red / Cabernet Sauvignon
Year: 2018
Region: Australia
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Varietal:    Cabernet Sauvignon
Description:    Our clients are often surprised at the pure cassis, mulberry, roasted red pepper and sweet spice shown by this wine at such a young age. The 2018 Inara Cabernet Sauvignon has amazing concentration of flavour, supported by fine, grainy tannins.
Food Pairing:    Best enjoyed with great company and a big bowl of fettucine with a ragout of beef.
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Suggested Retail:    $20.99
Layla Chardonnay

Type: White / Chardonnay
Year: 2016
Region: Australia
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Varietal:    Chardonnay
Description:    The 2016 Layla Chardonnay abides by our driving force of power, strength and elegance. Opposing elements of minerality and creaminess make this an outstanding, complex wine. The aromas and flavours of lemon pith, chamomile, just ripe nectarine and apricot are underlain by fine grained, smoky oak.
Food Pairing:    Enjoy the wine now with a classic – freshly shucked oysters with a dot of green apple granita.
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Suggested Retail:    $30.99
Layla Pinot Noir

Type: Red / Pinot Noir
Year: 2018
Region: Australia
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Varietal:    Pinot Noir
Description:    The wine is lightly coloured with garnet and ruby hues. Aromas of macerated strawberry, cherry and raspberry with a hint of toast and clove spice from the oak. The palate is well balanced, showing bright red fruits with subtle toasty oak notes supporting the wine and seamlessly integrating with the fruit. Tannins are silky smooth and weave the
Food Pairing:    A simple yet perfect food match for this wine would be hot pan seared kangaroo fillet with roasted root vegetables.
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Suggested Aging:    Up to 7 years from vintage
Suggested Retail:    $30.99
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