Yangarra Old Vine Grenache 2019
- Vegan Suitable
- Certified Biodynamic
- Certified Organic
RegionMcLaren Vale, SA
Produced from the fruit of dry grown bush vines planted high up in the Estate's elevated vineyards in deep sandy soils. These venerated vines date from 1946 and produce a wine that is complex, perfumed and elegant with a trademark tannin structure.
Red and purple fruits abound and are framed by the lovely tannins. A rare pleasure to taste fruit from such old vines for a very reasonable price.
Tasting notes from the winery for Yangarra Old Vine Grenache 2019
Produced from the fruit of bush vines planted in 1946 high on our Estate's deep sandy soils. Our Old Vine Grenache is complex, perfumed and elegant with a trademark tannin structure.
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. The grapes were picked on the 21st March (fruit day). 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, and a root day avoided. The vineyard is certified Biodynamic (certification # 11587) with Australian Certified Organic. We have quite a practical approach, with our philosophy focused around healthy and alive soil, which involves no use of synthetic herbicides or fungicides, use of compost and biodynamic preparations, use of sheep in winter to graze under vine, and minimal mechanical soil disruption.
VINEYARD The vineyard is certified Biodynamic with Australian Certified Organic. We have quite a practical approach, with our philosophy focused around healthy and alive soil, which involves no use of synthetic herbicides or fungicides, use of compost and biodynamic preparations, use of sheep in winter to graze under vine, and minimal mechanical soil disruption.
WINEMAKING Hand-picked, mechanically sorted. 50% whole berries. Remaining berries crushed. Cold soak for 5-6 days. Wild, open Fermentation. No pressings used. No fining, just filtration. The wine was kept on yeast lees in 100% older French oak. 14-21 days on skins, careful pump over twice a day. Tasting Notes Technical Notes
Variety 100% Grenache
Titratable Acidity 6.5 g/L
Vine Age 1946
Soil White Sands
Region Estate grown in Kangarilla, Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale
|Region||McLaren Vale, SA|
|Country of Origin||Australia|
|Alcohol Level||High [14% plus]|
Yangarra Old Vine Grenache 2019 VINTAGE:
96 Points | Halliday Wine Companion : From vines planted in '45 on a deep sandy dune dubbed ‘The Beach' by Yangarra. Whole bunches are open-fermented. The bouquet exudes fresh-picked raspberries which form the nucleus of the powerful and intense palate, with grainy tannins that underline the complexity of the wine.
97 Points | James Halliday Top 100 Wines of the Year 2018: Planted in 1946 on a sand dune in the cooler, elevated northeast of McLaren Vale. Hand-picked and sorted, then wild fermented. It is a glorious example of grenache picked early, retaining all the freshness of red cherries/berries, spices starting to build, tannins beautifully shaped.
94 Points | 2019 Halliday Wine Companion: From bushvines planted '46, 50% whole berries, 50% destemmed, wild yeast open-fermented, matured for 10 months in used French oak. Very good colour; rich, full predominantly red fruits supported by fine tannins. No hint at all of confection or jam. The finish simply reinforces the depth and the freshness of the fruit from 70yo vines. Bargain. Drink by 2026
94 Points Nick Stock - jamessuckling.com Top 100 Wines: A decadent grenache with dried blueberries, tar, brambleberries and Chinese spices. The palate is also generous but well supported by grainy, tight tannins and a fine line of acidity. A crunchy, chewy finish. Drink in 2020. Screw cap.
91 Points Huon Hooke - The Real Review Sep 2018: Deep red/purple colour with a ripe plum and spice bouquet, rich and deep and layered. A full-bodied, solid wine with masses of firm tannins and the potential to reward keeping. (Off dry-grown vines planted in 1946. 50% whole berry and whole bunch)
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