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.
The High Sands block has a restrained authoritative power that is an antithesis to its purity, fragrance and beauty. High Sands is grown on the highest point of Yangarra's white/grey, ancient sandy dunes, on the very top of our estate. The gnarly old bush vines were planted by Frederick Arthur Smart and his sons in 1946. His eldest son Bernard Smart still lives adjacent to the property and to this day farms Grenache at Clarendon.
This is so very complex and detailed and has an array of fine-ground brown spices with bright red berries and a gently herbal kick. The palate has drive and power with dynamic tannins whisking raspberry, strawberry and red-cherry flavors along in streamlined, linear mode. Excellent grenache. Drink or hold. Date Tasted: May 2020; Rating: 97 Points; Nick Stock; Jamessuckling.com
From Block 31, the highest elevation at 210m, with the deepest sand. Hand-picked, mechanically sorted, 50% whole berries, open-fermented, 21 days on skins, 11 months on lees in French oak. A rainbow of aromas, leading me to abort my first mental description because I'd already run out of breath. Drink to: 2047; Date Tasted: Feb 2020; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 99 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion
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