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2018 Yangarra Estate Noir

Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale, SA

A bargain red Chateauneuf-du-Pape blend born from a single organic and biodynamically farmed vineyard in McLaren Vale.

$25.00$24.00

Rated 4.7 out of 5
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...the Noir is a perfectly pitched red.

Andrew Graham (Australian Wine Review)

About The Wine

This top value red is just the latest step on winemaker Peter Fraser's march towards recreating his own McLaren Vale examples of the famous bends of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Here old vine Grenache combines with Mourvèdre, Shiraz, Cinsaut, Carignan, and a splash of Counoise into a lighter styled playful red that has more under the hood than meets the eye.

In this blend you see the perfect mix of seriousness and playfulness - it's light and crunchy on one hand, it's precise and impeccably well built on the other.

For the dollars, it's one of the most interesting and satisfying reds in the region at the moment and a super-versatile red for any occasion.

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
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From The Producer

There are 100 hectares of vineyards at Yangarra in 35 individual blocks. These vineyards are spread amongst an extra 70 hectares of creeks, native vegetation and native corridors. Each block is defined by different aspects and subtle variations of the sand and Ironstone soils that overlie the ancient North Maslin Sands geological formation. Our Noir is a careful blending of Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvèdre, Cinsaut, Carignan and Counoise 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.

WINEMAKING: Cold soaked 5-6 days, wild yeast fermented, 12 months maturation in older French oak on yeast lees, no fining just filtration.

Blend : Grenache (40%), Mourvèdre (21%), Shiraz (14%), Cinsaut (12%), Carignan (11%), Counoise (2%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2025
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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Critic Reviews

94Points
Oz Wine Review

"Fruit is hand picked and mechanically sorted, with 50% whole berries in the mix, the juice wild fermented before spending 10 months in old oak. That’s a lot of care for a $25 red wine, and it shows in the finished product – the Noir is a perfectly pitched red. Only medium bodied, there’s an absolute riot of raspberry fruit. Juicy, vibrant, utterly addictive red and blackberry fruit, in a soft, but not unsubstantial mode. It’s plump. Generous. Softly spoken. Unadulterated. It’s a joven style, but with more structure and much more intensity than your average light red. And so so pure. How can you not like this? Sure. it’s not going to cellar for decades. Nor is it a profound wine (the top Yangarra Grenache and Shiraz are more in that boat). But such profound drinking pleasure. And isn’t that wine is about?" - Anrew Graham (Oz Wine Review)

93Points
The Wine Front

"New wine to the Yangarra range. Blend of 40% Grenache, 21% Mourvèdre, 14% Shiraz, 12% Cinsaut, 11% Carignan, 2% Counoise. They’re about to plant picpoul noir and muscardin for use in future releases; Yangarra never does anything by half measures.  It’s a great wine to drink. Spicy, herbal, fragrant, a bit different, plenty of character, the fruit to carry it. Sparks fly. I guess you’d call it red fruited and medium bodied but that’s just the start of things. You have to seek this out. It’s got something." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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Great value Rhone style

This is a really nice grenache blend and excellent value.

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A bit of a Chateauneuf du Pape blend that nicely delivers! Young and fresh with just enough balance of fruit, acidity and tannins and a good structure. Great value for money and super drinkable!

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