2018 Yangarra Noir
|Region||McLaren Vale, SA|
|Status||Certified Biodynamic with Australian Certified Organic (ACO)|
Peter Fraser, winemaker, and Michael Lane, viticulturer, head the Yangarra brand, owned by the Jackson Family Wines since 2000. In the decade since, the vineyard has been revived and extended, the water-courses rejuvenated and planted to native vegetation. Certified biodynamic, the Yangarra philosophy centres around producing single-vineyard Rhone varietals from healthy and alive soils. This involves the use of compost and biodynamic preparations, use of sheep in winter to graze under vine, and minimal mechanical soil disruption. There is no use of synthetic herbicides or fungicides. The vineyards are spread amongst an extra 70 hectares of creeks, native vegetation and nature corridors. Thr Rhone Varietals include: bush-vine Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro, Cinsault, and Carignan red varieties; Roussanne and Viognier are the major whites.
|Wine||2018 Yangarra Estate Vineyard Noir is the inaugural vintage and is a blend of 40% Grenache, 21% Mourvèdre, 14% Shiraz, 12% Cinsaut, 11% Carignan, 2% Counoise. The fruit was hand-picked, wild fermented and matured for 8 months in old French barrels. The wine received no fining, just filtration. Medium in style and a perfect balance of fruit, tannin and acidity. Great value for money!|
|Tasting Note||Plum - Black Pepper - Smooth|
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