They can be a winemaking trial, a favourite barrel, or a wine style that’s a little different and of interest. These are wines that tell an individual story of something unique at the Estate.
About the Wine
The Yangarra “Small Pot” wines have received huge reviews in recent years and with never more than 300 dozen made, they are invariably snapped by savvy buyers quick smart.
The 2014 Small Pot Whole Bunch Shiraz is one of the best in the stunning Yangarra portfolio. It received a staggering 97 points from James Halliday who described it thus, "The balance is such that drinking it now is no crime, however far into the distant future the wine will run.".
With 25% whole bunch pressings, hand-picked fruit that is carefully double-sorted for quality control and plunged by hand, this is a raw yet pristine example of McLaren Vale terroir at its absolute best! Better hurry, wines like this are never around for long.
Yangarra Estate is one of a small group of powerhouse wineries to raise its head from the sandy soils of Blewitt Springs in McLaren Vale. Their wines are made entirely from an amazing old bush vine single vineyard, with the 2016 Halliday Winemaker of the Year, Peter Fraser, pulling the reins as winemaker. They are a certified biodynamic wine producer, and have even been named International Winery of the Year, twice!
They specialise in varieties found in the Rhone Valley. In the reds, their Grenache is as good as any in the land and is truly world class, with Shiraz and Mourvedre not far behind. The same applies to whites, the Roussanne expressions from Fraser’s experimentation with ceramic eggs are some of the most interesting in the country. In time, each of the 13 Rhone varieties will be grown on the Yangarra block.
A premium benchmark for the Blewitt Springs sub-region, and one of the country's modern day icon producers.