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.
100% Shiraz from 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. Estate grown in Kangarilla.
From six estate blocks, 75% destemmed, every berry optically scrutinised by a very expensive piece of equipment that happily deals with any disease or other damage (say botrytis). Wild yeast-open fermented, plunged, 14 months in French oak (20% new). The pure singularity of this certified biodynamic wine has a different face to its King's Wood sibling. It relentlessly captures the senses with its dark spiced fruits, the aftertaste slowly diminishing. Drink by: 2047; Date Tasted: Feb 2019; Price: $35.00; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 97 Points & Top 100 & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion
96 Points & Gold Medal - McLaren Vale Wine Show 2019
This is an utterly mesmerising and compelling shiraz. Divine, concentrated dark fruit with very gentle spice. Classically-structured and not overdone in any way. Lively acidity and plentiful integrated tannin. An absolute steal at this price. Fabulous. Drink: 2019 to 2026; Price: $35.00; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 95 Points; Toni Paterson MW; The Real Review
Wild ferment, whole bunches, whole berries, classy oak but only where it’s needed. Beautiful expression of shiraz. Just so effortless. One sip and you just know. Black berried fruits, spices here and there, ultra-fine tannin, impressive length. Great value in the overall scheme. Class written all over it. Tasted: Jan 2020; Alcohol: 14%; Price: $35; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2020 - 2032+; Rated: 94+ Points; Campbell Mattinson; The Wine Front
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