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Yangarra Kings Wood Shiraz - McLaren Vale

Yangarra Kings Wood Shiraz 2018 - McLaren Vale

Vintage: 2018 | Type: Reds | Producer: Yangarra Estate
Region: South Australia
Alc: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Bottle size: 750ml

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$52.20: as part of any six
$58.00: single bottle

Royal Oaks and King’s Wood were forests planted by monarchs to build cathedrals and navies. Long term planning. The beautiful old French oak in these giant foudre vessels is perfect for schooling and gently, gradually polishing and protecting the brightest, spiciest Shiraz we grow on Yangarra.


VINTAGE SUMMARY
The 2018 growing season was a text book growing season, a very mild spring, a generally dry summer. With moderate yields, we harvested relatively early on the 10th of March (a fruit day in the biodynamic calendar). The 2018 wines
produced typically darker and more intense wines.


WINEMAKING
Sourced exclusively from Block 12 (2.3 Ha) which sits on an east facing, ironstone sandy outcrop. Hand-picked, 25% whole bunches and the remainder has been mechanical berry sorted. Cold Soak. Open Fermenters. Plunged. Wild yeast ferment. No pressings are used in this wine. Exclusively matured in 25hL French oak Foudre for 15 months. Bottled August 2018.

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95 POINTS
The Wine Front
I hope this wine is an homage to the legendary Holden vehicle rather than parklands named for aristocracy. Biodynamic farmed vines, some whole bunch in the natural ferment, fine winemaking. Slippery, sleek and succulent shiraz of bouncy boysenberry fruit character, an undercurrent of sweet spice, some floral notes, very fine tannins and brisk acidity to cool it all down and finish it fresh. Very even, very medium weight, very flavoursome, indeed, quite remarkable intensity with all that freshness on hand. The fruit shines here – it’s the hero and it’s obvious. It makes you think about how grapes can achieve such multi-dimensional flavour, and that, there, is the art and delight of great wine for me. Drink : 2020 - 2030+

Mike Bennie


Producers notes

Yangarra Estate is a biodynamic wine farm in the McLaren Vale region in South Australia. The Yangarra philosophy centres around producing wines solely from its single-vineyard estate and the property is devoted to the best grape varieties of the southern Rhone. 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.

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