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2015 Yangarra Roux Beaute Roussanne

Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale, SA

Benchmark small batch Roussanne made in a ceramic egg.

$69.00

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It has power, texture and persistence but, almost regardless, its personality is captivating, and makes you want to delve ever deeper. It is a truly brilliant white wine.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About the Wine

Yangarra are a veritable runaway freight-train of success from McLaren Vale. Vintage after vintage they've been setting their benchmark with their standard estate offering, but it's with small batches like the 2015 ceramic egg Roussanne that they really take things up a notch.

Welcome to the 'Roux Beaute'. Made in two 675l ceramic eggs , one of which was fermented on its skins for 160 days, this just oozes texture. It's luscious, powerful and complex whilst still maintaining phenomenal balance and freshness.

James Halliday gave this vintage 96 points and Campbell Mattinson called it, "a truly brilliant white wine." If you're a lover of Yangarra, Roussanne or just fascinating whites then this is a must try, and with only 94 cases in existence you'd want to jump in quick!

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

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Using two ceramic egg vessels, half the fruit is fermented on skins for 160 days in one, the other half with juice only. The final outcome a 60/40% blend respectively. What a wine. Complex yet refined, notes of preserved ginger, herbal tea, honey comb and clotted cream with neat phenolics and gossamer-like acidity." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

95Points
The Wine Front

"Grown biodynamically. Fermented in two ceramic eggs: one left on skins for a whopping 160 days, one fermented as juice only. Final blend is 60% of the extended skin contact egg portion. Bottled unfined. I suspect that the ‘part extended skin contact/part fermented as juice’ approach is the secret here. It’s a killer wine. Body, soul, aroma, flavour and length. Honeysuckle and stone fruits, more spice than your average temple, custard apples, tea, kiwi fruit, anise and more. It has power, texture and persistence but, almost regardless, its personality is captivating, and makes you want to delve ever deeper. It is a truly brilliant white wine." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From the Producer

Roux’, the French word for ‘russet’, and refers to the reddish tinge that forms on the yellow-green skins of the berries. ‘Beauté’ refers to our aspirations of this wine, and a word play of the Australian slang ‘you beauty’, to mean an exclamation of joy or enthusiasm. The name captures our intention to beautifully express the Roussanne varietal and its site. The Roux Beauté wine began as a winemaking trial in 2013 where we fermented and matured Roussanne on their skins in big 675L ceramic eggs. The resulting wine is luxuriously textured, and showcases the varietal flavours of Roussanne and the distinctive characters of the site.

WINEMAKING: Wild yeast, fermented and aged in ceramic eggs, with 60% of the blend fermenting on skins for 160 days before pressing. Certified Biodynamic.

Blend : Roussanne (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2021
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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