Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley

Wines - 2019 Second Take Vermentino

Second Take

The Wine

 

Stunning bright colour with slight hints of golden and green tinges. The nose has an alluring lemon
rind flavour with floral notes and a hint of lemon myrtle jumping from the glass. This comes even
more alive on the palate with immediate texture complexity, stunning acid, beautiful length and an
abundance of structure. This wine is about structure, texture, tannin, with a slight nuttiness and a hint
of flor character which pushes this white into a dimension that some whites just do not go in.

The Winemaking

 

The fruit is hand picked early in the day to avoid the heat and maintain freshness in the grapes. We
leave the fruit in the cool room over night to get as cool as possible before destemming and crushing
the next day. Most of the crushed fruit then goes straight to the basket press (Y&P Vermentino) but
we keep some to the side and put straight into a tank to ferment on skins. With the occasional plunge,
the fruit naturally ferments. Once sugar dry, we place the lid on the tank and leave until desired
flavours are achieved.
Having left this wine on skins for 313 days to develop texture and complexity, our children Peyton and
Campbell help us in the winery by jumping in the tank and bucketing out the skins into the press.
We have chosen to bottle this unfiltered but racked it reasonably clean to maintain purity and texture
with a small amount of sulphur added just prior to bottling.