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Yangarra Blanc Blend - McLaren Vale

Yangarra Blanc Blend - McLaren Vale

Vintage: 2018 | Type: Whites | Producer: Yangarra Estate
Region: South Australia
Blend: (35%) Grenache Blanc (30%) Clairette (20%) Roussanne (10%) Picpoul (5%) Bourboulenc
Alc: 13.0%
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml

$23.00: as part of any six
$25.00: single bottle
$270.00: per case of 12

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Best White Wine of Show Trophy - McLaren Vale Wine Show 2018

An Australian first; a heat resilient blend of white varieties sourced in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and grown on newly planted cuttings here on our single-vineyard Estate in McLaren Vale.

Blanc is the result of years of research and quarantine of the best white varieties we can find amongst the ancient north-west Mediterranean vine types. The fact that these Châteauneuf varieties have been successfully blended for so many years encouraged us to pursue this direction.

On the back of Grenache Noirs success in our region, it seemed logical to pursue Châteauneuf’s top whites on our southern coast.

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Our notes

This is the first release of Yangarra Blanc, an innovative and unique blend of Rhone Valley white varieties new to Australia. The wine has weight and supple texture, mouth-filling and fresh at the same time. It's a delicious little wine and perfect for those looking for body and weight in a white wine.

Recommended by the whole Wine Experience team.

Recommended by the whole Wine Experience team.

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Producers notes

The vineyard is certified Biodynamic (certification # 11587) with Australian Certified Organic. We have quite a practical approach, with our philosophy focused around healthy and alive soil. 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.

This wine has been made quite simply, back to basics style, hand-picked and whole bunched pressed in a basket press. Due to the small quantities, we pressed and fermented all the new varieties together, as the ripeness was very similar, and we felt that we could care and nurture the wine better than in the tiny volumes we had of each variety. The Roussanne block is ten years older, ripening a little earlier, so was not included in the co-ferment.

The unclarified juice was fermented in 675 litres ceramic eggs, with no acid or sulphur additions. The resulting wine was then matured in ceramic eggs and the lees stirred monthly for that time. These varieties are supposedly very susceptible to oxidation, but we find we get better results not adding sulphur until after the primary sugar fermentation.  No fining occurred, just filtration. Certified Organic/Biodynamic.

2018 was a text book growing season, with good winter rains, and favourable
weather conditions during a very mild spring. We had a generally dry
summer, which led to earlier expected picking dates, especially with lower
than average yields. By the end of February and early march the Autumnal
nights got quite cool, which really slowed down the ripening process.
The grapes were picked ov

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