Yangarra McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016

Yangarra McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016

McLaren Vale, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14%

South Australia's McLaren Vale region is home to some of the nation's finest Shiraz; with the style generally leaning towards a bigger, richer rendition of Aussie Shiraz. Yangarra believe their Shiraz is a cooler climate expression of the typical McLaren Vale style due to the vineyard's elevation and cooling breezes from the nearby Southern Lofty Ranges.

This 2016 Yangarra McLaren Vale Shiraz is a brilliant McLaren Vale Shiraz with beautiful approachability while still retaining plenty of depth and fruit concentration. Medium to full-bodied, it offers an impressive core of blueberries, dark fruits, dark chocolate and subtle spice. Ready to be enjoyed now this is likely to only improve with a few years in the cellar. A wine that has already attracted plenty of interest, we expect our limited remaining stocks to go quickly.

"97 Points. This is profoundly exciting, another masterpiece from Peter Fraser. It's not often I'm tempted to sneakily swallow half a mouthful of a wine (it's almost as if an unseen force refuses to let me actually drink a little). The wine is spicy, textured, with a rainbow of dark fruit flavours - bloody gorgeous. Screwcap. 14.5% alc. To 2036. $30. Special Value"- James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2019.

"Wild ferment, whole bunches, whole berries, classy oak but only where it’s needed. That beautiful sweet fruit. That texture like silk. That perfect integration of plum-shot fruit and posh, cedar-like oak. It smells, taste and feels pure, fine-grained and terrific, every step of the way. Rated: 94 Points Tasted: Aug18 Alcohol: 14.5% Price: $30 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2018 - 2028+" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

"With accomplished technician Peter Fraser weaving his magic, this is a fabulous expression of McLaren Vale shiraz, a wine that could easily command a heftier price. Its flavours are concentrated and spicy, finely grained and balanced. Rich and ready to enjoy and a top cellaring prospect."- John Fordham, Sydney Sunday Telegraph, 02 September 2018

Availability: In stock

The Yangarra philosophy centres around producing wines solely from their single-vineyard estate, where bush-vine Grenache is the keystone variety. With feet firm in history, and eyes on the horizon, Yangarra Estate now exists to deliver the essence of this beautiful place to glass.

McLaren Vale folks like to think that their region on the Gulf St Vincent, patron of viticulturers, has “the best Mediterranean climate on Earth.” With this foremost in mind, Yangarra Estate is devoted solely to producing wines from the best grape varieties of the southern Rhone, which lies on the north-west Mediterranean coast.

Yangarra’s combination of rare geologies, moderate altitude, abundant sunshine and cool evening breezes make it perfect for growing varieties that thrive in these moderate maritime environments. The respect of this special piece of country is evident in the wines they make from its grapes - every Yangarra Estate wine is a confident reflection of the nature of this land.
South Australia
McLaren Vale
Shiraz from our estate vineyard adopts more of a cooler climate expression than the typical McLaren Vale style thanks to the vineyard’s elevation and cooling night breezes from the nearby Southern Lofty Ranges, but retains concentration and complexity.

WINEMAKING INFORMATION: Approximately 10% whole bunches were used with 50% of the fruit remaining as whole berries. Mechanically sorted before going into open-top fermenters. Cold soaked until the onset of wild-fermentation, utilising the yeasts that naturally come in with the grapes from the vineyard. A careful regime of plunging and rack and returns. The resulting wine was kept on lees in 25% new French oak, 75% older French oak for 12 months. No fining, just filtration.

ALCOHOL: 14.5%

TA: 6.2 g/L

pH: 3.57

PRODUCTION: 5,530 cases

WINEMAKER: Peter Fraser

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register