Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley

Wines - 2013 Devote Shiraz Roussanne

Gone But Not Forgotten

The Wine

 

The blending of two varieties, white and red, can be a beautiful thing and we certainly think that is the case with the 2013 Yelland & Papps Devote Shiraz Roussanne. The perfume and vibrancy of the Roussanne seems to add to the complexity and give the Shiraz a lift both aromatically and on the palate. Both vineyards are located in the Western Barossa, the Roussanne planted in the mid-2000s and the Shiraz in the late-1990s and we wild fermented a parcel in open fermenters for 12 days on skins before basket pressing and sending to old French oak barrels for 21 months. Deep purple/red in the glass with a striking, vibrant aromatic profile. Fruit aromas of dark plum, black cherry, kirsch and creme de cassis. Hints of exotic spice, frangipani, almond paste, dried citrus rind, porcini, berry compote and light, spiced oak complete the aromatic picture.

 

Medium-bodied on the palate with supple, concentrated fruit characters of ripe, juicy plum, black cherry, blackberry and cassis with a flash of raspberry. Hints of baking and Asian spices, purple flowers, dried mandarin, dark chocolate, ironstone, marzipan, mushroom broth, frangipani and gentle spicy, vanillin oak. The tannins show themselves chalky and robust but melt away on the finish which lingers nicely with flavours of spiced berry fruits. Ample structure here to support an extended sleep in the cellar but to be honest, it’s pretty bloomin delicious now.

 

The Winemaking

Fermented in an open fermenter for 13 days using natural yeasts, this wine was co-fermented with 90% Shiraz and 10% Roussanne. Matured in 100% old French Oak for 22 months and a small addition of 3% more Roussanne just prior to bottling unfiltered.

pH – 3.47

TA – 7.02g/L

Alc – 13.0 %

 

800 bottles produced

Vegan Friendly

 

RRP - $35

Winemaker : Michael Papps