Yangarra Grenache Rose 2020
- Vegan Suitable
- Certified Biodynamic
- Certified Organic
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 2020
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.
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. We feel incredibly blessed that in McLaren Vale we were untouched by either the fires or smoke taint. The very hot spring did lead to lowest yields on our 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.
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
Variety 100% Grenache
Titratable Acidity 5.8 g/L
Region Estate grown in Kangarilla, McLaren Vale, SA
|Region||McLaren Vale, SA|
|Country of Origin||Australia|
|Alcohol Level||Moderate [12-13%]|
92 Points Amanda Yallop The Real Review 2020 Vintage
Translucent pink hue. Aromas of cherry blossom, ginger tea and young blueberries. The palate shows sweet stone fruit, nectarine and blue plum. The texture is a pleasingly chalky, a light to medium-bodied rosé, with crunchy acidity and a refreshing, dry finish.
90 Points Ned Goodwin Halliday Wine Companion 2020 Vintage
Hand picked, whole-bunch basket-pressed and fermented wild before some lees stirring for 5 months. A bright coral. Aromas of poached strawberry, orange zest, thyme and other dried herb. Weighted just right to be thirst slaking and dangerously drinkable, attesting to the exciting ascendancy of rosé in Australia.
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