Yangarra Noir 2019
- Certified Organic
- Certified Biodynamic
- Vegan Suitable
RegionMcLaren Vale, SA
Alluring cherry red in colour, armoas of blueberies and cherry cola jump from the glass with an earthy nuance. The palate oozes bright red & blue fruit and spice, it is medium bodied, with vibrant acidity and ultra-fine silky tannins.
There is something so special about this wine, the varieties together show a unique synergy and harmony. One of my absolute favourites.
Tasting notes from the winery for Yangarra Noir 2019
Lifted fragrance, with bright flavour and vibrant acidity
Grenache is the emerging hero variety of McLaren Vale. Traditional blends of Grenache from our region generally focused on the varieties Grenache (G), Shiraz (S) and Mourvedre (M), and thus the term GSM. For many years in the old world Grenache has had many more blending partners. In France, namely the Sourthern Rhone, it can be blended with Cinsaut, Counouise, Picpoul Noir, Muscardin. In Priorat Spain, with Carignan. We started planting some of these obscure Southern Rhone and Priorat varieties in 2008 which has culminated in our first Noir blend being produced. Many of these varieties, including Grenache, have a blanc (white), gris (grey) and noir (black) expression of the variety, which lead to calling this the Noir.
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.
Each grape variety was handled separately until final blending to allow each variety to best exhibit its unique characteristics. Destemmed and mechanically sorted. 50% whole berries. Cold Soak. Open Fermenters. 14-18 days on skins with a very gentle maceration. Wild yeast ferment. Kept on lees in 100% older French oak for 6 months. Bottled November 2019.
TA: 5.8 g/L
Variety: 40% Grenache, 21% Mourvèdre, 14% Shiraz, 12% Cinsaut, 11%, Carignan, 2% Counoise
Region: McLaren Vale, South Australia.
Geology: North Maslin Sands (54 million years old)
Wild Yeast Fermentation
|Region||McLaren Vale, SA|
|Alcohol Level||High [14% plus]|
|Country of Origin||Australia|
95 points James Halliday Wine Companion: It's impossible to bypass the southern Rhone Valley in writing about this wine with its blend of grenache, mourvedre, shiraz, cinsaut, carignan and counoise. Autosuggestion of course, but its ultra-fragrant bouquet crosses into that of the garrique, the juicy palate bubbling with similar flavours. Such value.
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