Categorized | grenache et al, McLaren Vale

Yangarra Estate Ovitelli Grenache 2016

Vines planted in 1946. Hand picked, sorted, destemmed, crushed and tipped into two 657 litre ceramic eggs. Kept on skins for 191 days post ferment; this is full of grape tannin goodness. No oak time at all; ceramic eggs only.

It smells of grapes. It smells of the earth. It smells wild or free or something like that. It’s red-fruited with a trace of licorice, shows a gentle line of chicory, is spicy and earthen, and has a keen insistence to the finish. Tannin here, silty, is quite gorgeous. It has flair but it also has understatement. It’s a wine to take to the world.


Tasted : May18
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $72
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2018 - 2024
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