Yangarra Mclaren Vale Shiraz 2021


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Region: McLaren Vale
Grapes: Shiraz
First Glance: Dark Fruited, Meaty, Spicy, Mineral

The Wine:
Sourced from six blocks within the estate. Approximately 50% on sand, 50% on ironstone. Destemmed and selectively sorted. 50% whole berries. Wild yeast ferment. Open fermenters and on skins for up to 20 days. A gentle maceration principle of wetting the cap and only draining and returning when reductive. No pressings are used in this wine. Élevage on lees in 25% new, remainder 1 to 3 year French oak puncheons for 12 months.

From the old-world Rhône Syrah to the South Australian red sweetheart, Shiraz evolves once again in the sandy soils of Blewitt Springs. Sourced from six unique blocks on Yangarra's elevated site, the elegant Shiraz is shaped by its connection to the sand and ironstone soils that overlie the ancient North Maslin Sands geological formation beneath.