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2016 Yangarra Old Vine McLaren Vale Grenache

2016 Yangarra Old Vine McLaren Vale Grenache

This is a tip top terrific grenache, without a shadow of a doubt.'
94+ Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

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$179.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

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DESCRIPTION
  •  Old Vine Grenache, grown on what you and I would ostensibly label as a 'beach'. It's sand-country up Yangarra's high-perched McLaren Vale estate, and this is why it is great for bringing out the best in Grenache. 

    One of the best vintages yet of this wine, with a bright red driven wine, with hefty licks of fleshy Grenache fruit and a wholebunch textural crunch. Savage value at sub $30 a bottle.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    The grapes were hand-picked, destemmed and mechanically sorted. 50% whole berries. The berries were then tipped in to open fermenters, cold-soaked for 5-6 days and underwent wild yeast fermentation. No pressings were used.

    The 2016 growing season was marked by a very dry spring it intially seemed as if we were headed for a very early and compressed season. Summer came along, bringing with it some mild rains which slowed down the sugar ripening of the vines. This helped to give brightness and fleshiness to the wines of this vintage.

    Region: McLaren Vale
    Winemaker: Peter Fraser
    Alcohol Content: 14.5
    Closure: Screwcap

  • REVIEWS

    'The beauty of redcurrant and liquorice. The woody spice notes, splashed generously about. The tannin, firm and fine but commanding. Whole bunch influences are sensed as the fruit gushes through. I don’t really need to go on. This is a tip top terrific grenache, without a shadow of a doubt. 94+ Points.'
    94 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

    '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.'
    94 Points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2019