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2016 Yangarra GSM

Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale, SA

A great release of this bankable McLaren Vale favourite biodynamic GSM.

$28.00

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About the Wine

The Yangarra GSM is a class act. This single vineyard wine from the stunning Yangarra estate in Kangarilla sets a high bar for all others in the region.

Winemaker Peter Fraser has focused his attentions on producing the country's finest iterations of Rhone varieties and this is arguably his best version of this classic blend to date.

The dizzying aromatics and succulent fruit of Grenache meets the plum/choc combo of McLaren Vale Shiraz and the grunt of Mourvedre.

This is the quintessential McLaren Vale red.

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.

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

DDS review

"A bright and fragrant aroma, with spicy red and blue fruits. The blending of these three varieties is an equal mix of sharp precision as much as sensuality. Its fruit is bright, shiny and fresh, showing that silky sheen of the Grenache, yet below are more brooding layers which will unfold over the next decade. Without upsetting this harmonious balance, the Shiraz and Mourvèdre will gradually emerge." - Peter Fraser, winemaker.

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Magical deep crimson; as devotees of Chateau Rayas, and others from the Rhone Valley will attest, grenachehas many faces, the most admired in that part of France, its serious, long-lived, complex and structured single varietal pose. But it's usually in a blend, and in Australia usually with Shiraz and Mourdere, and this is a compelling example of all the individual flavours of its components." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From the Producer

Our GSM is a careful blending of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre in which the composition varies from year to year, conveying the traditional estate blends of the southern Rhône. The backbone of the wine comes from our old bush vine Grenache planted in 1946.

ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2024
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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