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Yangarra Estate Old Vine Grenache [Organic & Biodynamic] 2017

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Yangarra

Pete Fraser has achieved true varietal expression from old vines. Described by James Suckling as 'A very succinct and smoothly delivered style that has a wealth of blueberries and raspberries and a crisp, forthright frame of tannin that speaks to the old vines and the superior site at work here.'

Meet the producer

The Med meets McClaren Vale at Yangarra where single-estate Mediterranean varieties planted as far back as 1946 are grown...

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Production

The grenache grapes are grown on gnarly vines planted in 1946 in a deep sandy dune on a single vineyard estate in the cooler, elevated northeast of McLaren Vale. Peter Fraser aims for complexity and elegance, therefore the vines are not irrigated, the bunches are sorted in the winery with only the perfect berries being selected. Open fermentation takes place using wild yeasts and then basket pressed.

Tasting notes

Pete Fraser has achieved true varietal expression from old bush vines. The nose is a rush of cloves, lavender, dark cherries and raspberries. The palate is rich and mouth-coating with young, grainy tannins that will soften in time. As it evolves, the trademark dusty rose, dry cocoa, eucalyptus and leathery earthiness develops.

Food match

If you must have anything with it then keep it simple like a posh cheese sandwich.

Awards

2014 Vintage

Sommelier Wine Awards 2018

Silver

Sommelier Wine Awards 2017

Gold

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