Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley

Our Wines - 2013 Second Take Grenache

Second Take

The Wine

We are delighted with our Grenache from the 2013 vintage with the variety showing snappy varietal lift and lovely flow across the palate. Our Second Take Grenache from 2013 is bruised purple/red in hue and shows a compelling aromatic profile of yellow plum and red cherry fruits lifted by hints of fragrant mulberry and raspberry compote. Hints of dense ginger-cake, five spice, “Old Jamaican” chocolate, liquorice and dried citrus rind.

 

The fruit flows energetically onto the palate sitting comfortably at the medium-bodied end of the scale. Again, pure fruit focus is the leitmotif - damsel plums, fruits-of-the-forest, raspberry and mulberry with a splash of cranberry for good measure. The mid-palate is laden with spice with hints of gingerbread, dark chocolate, purple flowers, crushed rock, red liquorice, dried herbs and mandarin zest. There is a sense of spaciousness on the palate and a crunchy, juicy vibe on the back palate and as seam of fine acidity propels the wine along to its end-point. There is a lovely sheen of fine-grained, ripe, chalky tannin providing structure and the finish fades slowly showing hints of plum, spice and ginger.

 

The Winemaking

Have thrown the traditional Australian wine making book out the winery door to practice more old world techniques. New world wine in an old world way….

Crushed 10/03/12, 30% whole bunch, 18 days on skins, put to barrel 28/03/12 for ten months, out of barrel 30/01/14,

100% French Oak, 36% new, in bottle 05/02/2014

pH 3.54, TA 6.8

14 % alc

1850 bottles made