Our estate is devoted to southern Rhone varieties, and this wine is made from Grenache and three of the rarer varieties from this region: Carignan, Cinsault and Graciano.
About the Wine
The Pet-Nat party marches on!
Yangarra has had a couple cracks at this popular natural fizzy style now but the 2017 is comfortably the best yet. It's made from a blend of red Rhone varieties - as is Yangarra's way - with higher proportions of Carignan and Cinsault adding zip and freshness to the wine.
It's very pink, very vibrant and thanks to some late disgorgement, very clean too. Delicious, innovative bubbly from a fantastic producer.
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.