Yangarra Preservative Free Shiraz 2020
- Vegan Suitable
- No Added Preservative
- Certified Biodynamic
- Certified Organic
RegionMcLaren Vale, SA
A super-vibrant and refreshing wine that will keep your tastebuds and your wallet happy. Spiced plums, cherries and cloves on the nose. The palate is juicy, supple and moreish, with red and blue fruit singing, and very subtle tannins supporting the chorus.
Tasting notes from the winery for Yangarra Preservative Free Shiraz 2020
The PF Shiraz is made from grapes grown on our certified biodynamic single estate vineyard, grown without herbicides, fungicides or synthetic chemicals. It is made without additions of any kind: sulphur (preservative), acid, tannin or finings. It’s a medium bodied, fresh, fruit driven wine that is delicious enjoyed as a young wine. With that in mind, we do have PF Shiraz back to our first vintage of 2013 that is still showing some of lovely vibrant characters.
VINTAGE SUMMARY 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.
WINEMAKING De-stemmed and mechanically sorted with a large percentage of whole berries retained and tipped into open-top fermenters. After a few days of gentle coldsoaking, we allowed the must to warm, and wild fermentation to occur. The wine was carefully basket pressed after approximately 2 weeks on skins. No additives were used throughout entire production. Bottled in May 2020, after completing malolactic fermentation. No fining occurred, just filtration.
TA: 5.1 g/L
Variety: 100% Shiraz
Region: McLaren Vale, South Australia.
Geology: North Maslin Sands (54 million years old)
|Region||McLaren Vale, SA|
|Country of Origin||Australia|
|Alcohol Level||High [14% plus]|
|No Added Preservative||Yes|
90 Points Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front Sept 2018: This is an especially good release of this highly likeable shiraz. It’s so vibrant, has such good volume, and has such a good refreshment factor. Wins all the way along. Plums, cherries and cloves, a spot of hay, florals maybe. It slips down a treat. It’s a ‘more please’ wine.
92 points James Halliday - 2019 Halliday WIne Companion: Destemmed whole berries, cold soaked, with wild yeast employed in small open topped fermenters. There's a distinctly sauvage feeling all about this wine which is entirely appropriate. It's sophisticated McLaren Vale shiraz in all its glory so to speak. Aromas and flavours purely of the black fruit from the red earth, and with minimal interference, here it is. Drink by 2027