Yangarra Estate Blanc, McLaren Vale (6 Bottle Case)

Australia

 

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A fundamentally unique Australian blend.

The 2020 harvest will be remembered for many years, mostly for all the wrong reasons. The growing season was marred by a very hot spring and the bushfires that ravaged vast areas of Australia. Luckily Mclaren Vale was untouched by either the fires or smoke taint. The very hot spring did lead to lowest yields on records, but as the grapes started their ripening process the weather miraculously cooled to one of the most mild ripening seasons, resulting in wonderful concentration of flavour, retention of natural acidity and brightness of fruit, but above all beautiful finesse and balanced tannins. Hand-picked and whole bunched pressed. The Grenache Blanc and Roussanne were pressed and fermented separately. The Picpoul (8%), Clairette (10%) and Bourboulenc (3%) were picked together, as the ripeness was very similar and their volumes small. The unclarified juice was fermented in 675 litres ceramic eggs and older French oak barriques, with no acid or sulphur additions. These varieties are supposedly very susceptible to oxidation, but we find we get better results not adding sulphur until the completion of primary sugar fermentation. The resulting wine was then matured in those same vessels on the lees and stirred monthly for 4 months.

Gently aromatic notes of almond skins and warm sandy soils. Fresh apricot flesh on the palate with subtle apple blossom and white flowers.

A real food friendly wine. You can't go wrong with a plate of sea food, Asian inspired cuisine or Moroccan dishes.

Please note: All case wine orders can take between 7-10 days for delivery.

Country: Australia
Region: McLaren Vale
Grapes: Grenache Blanc 62%, Roussanne 17%, Clairette 10%
ABV: 13%
Volume: 6 x 75cl
Vintage: 2020
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes 
Suitable for Vegans: 
Yes

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