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About The Wine
Peter Fraser's passion for all things Rhone has lead him to become one of the country's standout producers of these varieties. Mourvedre (Mataro) is a pet variety at Yangarra.
This is a fine example of this variety's ability to be powerful and pretty all at once. Made only in the best years, this biodynamically grown fruit creates a wine that is perfumed and mysterious; it's the kind of wine you can sit on and watch eveolve in front of your eyes (and nose and tongue).
Tony Keys thought it was outstanding in his 97 point assessment, James Halliday rated it 95 points and Mike Bennie awarded it 94.
A textbook example from one of the country's leading exponents of the variety.
About Yangarra Estate
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.