Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley

Wines - 2014 Devote Greenock Shiraz

Devote

The Wine

Shiraz, that cornerstone of the Barossa, just never disappoints. Rich and opulent, drinking one is like sliding into your favourite armchair, familiar and comforting. We are really pleased with the Shiraz from 2014. It has an abundance of all those characters we have grown to love from Australia’s most famous wine region. Packed with fruit and spicy notes, mouth-filling, balanced and long of finish, just the ticket for matching with a robust meaty dish at the dinner table or robust conversation with friends! We just can’t get enough of the stuff.

Deep red/purple in the glass with aromas of rich juicy plum and macerated black berry fruits and black cherries. There are hints of baking spice, Barossa earth, berry compote, dark chocolate, licorice, violets with lighter wafts of yellow plum, subtle spiced oak and Christmas cake flitting about further in the distance.

In the mouth it is tactile and shows pleasing richness to its form; all concentrated dark, spicy plums and blackberry coulis characters along with flavours of black cherry and kirsch. Hints of creme de cassis, roasting meats, earth, black-strap licorice, baking spice, purple floral notes, blueberry pie, spicy French oak and cherry danish. The wine displays a pleasing weight and texture on the palate, plenty of concentration and typical Barossa character without feeling heavy and over-bearing, it has a grace yet there is a sense of latent power purring below the surface. The tannins are super-fine and provide grip and structure without being overbearing and the acidity is energetic, giving the wine plenty of life as it flows across the palate, finishing long with flavours of macerated berry-fruits, earth and spice.

The Winemaking

 

Naturally fermented on skins in an open fermenter for 17 days and then gently basket pressed, this small parcel of wine was then transferred to new (24%) and old (76%), American (54%) and French (46%) hogs eads for 20 months of maturing. Once matured the wine was bottled unfiltered and then spent several months maturing in bottle in our warehouse prior to release.

pH – 3.46

TA – 7.68 g/L

Alc – 13.3 %

Bottled – 4th December 2015

3150 bottles produced

Vegan Friendly

Winemaker: Michael Papps