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2014 Yangarra Small Pot Whole Bunch Shiraz

Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale, SA

Less than 300 dozen were made of this knock out release from Peter Fraser, you wouldn't want to be the one who missed out.

$46.00

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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.

Peter Fraser, Yangarra Winemaker

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.

About Yangarra

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.

Winemaker Peter Fraser amongst the old bush vines
Winemaker Peter Fraser amongst the old bush vines
Yangarra Estate in Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

97Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Estate-grown, cold soak, open-fermented, wild yeast, 25% whole bunches, matured in French oak (50% new) for 18 months. Great aromas don?t prepare you for the full-bodied palate, every crevice of the mouth filled with velvety black fruits, bitter chocolate, licorice and spice. The balance is such that drinking it now is no crime, however far into the distant future the wine will run." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From the Producer

Our small pot wines are winemaker selections that can be as small as one or two barrels. 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. Whole bunch fermentation is used to produce extra complexity and tannin structure. We have trialed many percentages of whole bunch, and found that 25% works best for us.

WINEMAKING

25% Whole bunch, hand-picked, double sorted grapes, careful drain and return regime, 18 months maturation in French oak (35% new), no fining just filtration.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml

Beautiful old Grenache bush vines growing in the sand
Beautiful old Grenache bush vines growing in the sand
Yangarra Estate in Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale, SA
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