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2016 Yangarra Roussanne 1.5L

Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale, SA

Up-sized version of one of McLaren Vale's most delicious white wines.

$75.00

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About

About the Wine

Yangarra are one of the country's leaders in producing the varieties from the Rhone Valley.

Case in point being this excellent single varietal bottling of Roussanne. It is widely considered one of Australia's finest examples of what the variety is capable of.

The fruit is all biodynamically grown and picked by hand, with only 60% of juice pressed. It's fermented with wild yeasts, and left for 7 months on lees in barrel where it undergoes further stirring for added texture and complexity.

The 2016 exudes class and restraint and was awarded 95 points by James Halliday.

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

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Whole berries, basket-pressed to French oak, 5% new, wild ferment and 7 months on lees. While there's a whisper of nashi pears, daikon, camomile, fennel and white pepper, this runs on a savoury track with fine acidity keeping it from ever becoming too big. Lovely drink." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From the Producer

WINEMAKING
We had a very dry spring in the growing season which lead to a very early and condensed harvest in 2016. Fortunately we had some summer rains which slowed things down a little and I think added some brightness and freshness to the 2016 wines. Roussanne ripens relatively slowly, with less sugar accumulation than many varieties, but we keep an eye on the freshness of flavour and the balance of natural acidity. The grapes were hand-picked and carefully basket pressed, with only 60% of the extractable juice used to\ eliminate any potential broadness. No sulphur was added, and the juice was transferred to barrel without any settling or fining, where it underwent wild yeast fermentation. The wine was matured for 7 months, the lees retained and stirred monthly, and received no fining, just filtration. Certified Biodynamic.

Blend : Roussanne (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Screw cap
Bottle Size : 1.5L

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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