Yangarra Grenache Rose 2019
- Certified Organic
- Certified Biodynamic
- Vegan Suitable
RegionMcLaren Vale, SA
Shining pale salmon pink in colour, this elegant rose is bursting with citrus, red fruit and musky hints on the nose. On the palate there are delicate rose hip and strawberry flavours, juicy with a crisp dry finish.
From dry-grown bush vine Grenache that is is picked early in the season to capture the freshness and crisp acidity. A quality hand-crafted wine.
Tasting notes from the winery for Yangarra Grenache Rose 2019
We pick our bush vine Grenache early in the season capturing the pink lady apple crunchiness of the skins, leading to a very pale coloured, elegant and dry style of Rosé. Grenache displays delicate rose hip and strawberry aromas with a juicy crisp palate.
The grapes were sourced from a combination of bush vines that were planted in 2009 (Blocks 7 and 13) and 1946 (Block 25) on our single vineyard estate. The fruit was hand-picked over two separate dates; 16th and 23rd February (fruit/flower days). As much as we pick on sugar/acid balance, and importantly physiological characters, we also consider the biodynamic calendar where possible, with fruit days and flower days being the most desirable for harvest, and root days avoided.
VINTAGE The 2019 growing season was a very dry, which resulted in incredibly low yields. We had a relatively warm lead up to the ripening period, which produced a very condensed and fast harvest. These late ripening varieties faired very well in a season like this, giving rise to concentration, freshness of flavour and marked natural acidity.
WINEMAKING We hand-picked the grapes early and whole berry pressed in our basket press just as if we were making a white wine, to avoid too much colour extraction. We allowed a native fermentation, a cool fermentation tank, followed with lees maturation and stirring for 5 months. Bottled July 2020. Certified Organic/Biodynamic
VINEYARD Our young Grenache bush vines are dry grown, and pruned to very low bud numbers to ensure a modest yield. These two blocks are grown on Sandy Ironstone outcrops, and produce a slightly lighter and more fragrant version of our old vines. The vineyard is certified Biodynamic with Australian Certified Organic. We have quite a practical approach, with our philosophy focused around healthy and alive soil. This involves the use of compost and biodynamic preparations, use of sheep in winter to graze under vine, and minimal mechanical soil disruption. There is no use of synthetic herbicides or fungicides.
TA: 5.8 g/L
Variety: 100% Grenache
Region: Blewitt Springs, McLarenVale, SA
|Region||McLaren Vale, SA|
|Alcohol Level||Moderate [12-13%]|
|Country of Origin||Australia|
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