Yangarra Ovitelli Grenache 2019


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The Wine

Sourced from Block 30 planted in 1946 and adjacent to the High Sands block. Hand-picked and mechanically berry sorted. 100% destemmed, crushed and tipped into 675L ceramic eggs. The fermentation occurred in the eggs and remained on skins for 158 days post fermentation. No pressings are used in this wine. No oak maturation, and matured exclusively in the eggs for another 5 months. Bottled March 2020.

The Review

"Incredible colour, just a few pay grades up from rose. So bright and vibrant to look at. All raised in ceramic eggs, 101 days on skins, righteous work with grenache.

Rose hip tea, lipstick, cherry and dried herb scents. So pure, shimmering, silky and yet wrapped in a web of ultra fine, wet stone tannins. Magnificent texture. Purity, drive, vibrancy, a beautiful lightweight yet detailed wine of incredible energy and poise. So delicious. So very, very good. World beating stuff. Benchmark." 97Pts, Mike Bennie, The Wine Front