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.
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!
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.