Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley

Our Wines - 2009 Devote Greenock Shiraz

Devote

The Wine

Deep opaque red/purple with aromas of lifted, fragrant plum and blackberry fruits with blueberry and cranberry high tones. Pure and fresh smelling with hints of fruitcake spice, mocha, dried apple, quince paste, ironstone, earth, licorice and judicious spicy oak, with just a perfumed flick of jasmine at the tail.

The supple fruit flows energetically onto the palate showing great texture with flavours of rich, ripe plum and blackberry fruits along with shades of mulberry and blueberries. The fruit-weight is medium-bodied on the palate showing hints of milk chocolate, fruitcake, deep-set spice, licorice, ironstone, walnut and lovely, spicy creamy oak that sits in line with the fruit characters with great balance. A vibrant seam of acidity and ripe, fine-grained tannins wrap the wine up as it glides across the back-palate with persistence of finish and impressive harmony and tension.

 

Drink now or cellar for 8-10 years.

 

The Winemaking

Fermented on skins in an open fermenter for 7 days and then gently basket pressed, this small parcel of wine was then transferred to new(25%) and old(75%)  American(75%) and French(25%) hogs heads for 20 months of maturing.

Once matured the wine was bottled unfiltered and then spent 6 months maturing in bottle in our warehouse prior to release.

Bottled – 23rd November 2010

Alc – 14.9

pH – 3.49