Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley

Wines - 2015 YP Vermentino

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The Wine

Perfect summer drinking here; the 2015 Yelland & Papps Vermentino is bound to hit the spot as the weather warms up and you come out of hibernation and go searching for your thongs. Its a variety, originally hailing from the islands of Corsica and Sardinia, that seems to have found a happy place here in the Barossa. Its got a number of synonyms; in Corsica its known as Vermentinu & it goes by the name of Furmentin in Piemonte, but the one we like the most is Favorita. Were sure the wine will become your favorita too!

 

Pale green straw in the glass with lifted, perfumed aromas of bright citrus fruits bursting from the glass. Grapefruit, crunchy Granny Smith apples and pithy Meyer lemon aromas with lighter notes of tropical fruits, melon and guava. Theres hints of frangipani and citrus blossom too with notes of ginger, creme fraiche and briny, sea-spray aromas. Fresh as a daisy with an energetic skip to its step, the aromas transpose nicely on to the palate, which has a slinky, textural element, bright acid drive and a savoury flick to its tail. Pithy, perfumed, pure of fruit and dangerously easy to drink, shuck yourself some oysters, perhaps grill some seafood and put on some tunes and you will be in your happy place.

 

The Winemaking

The parcels of fruit were handpicked in mid February coming in at 10.6, 11.8 and 13.2 baume.

The grapes were whole berry basket pressed, cold fermented for 15 days to maintain maximum fruit freshness with 13% fermented in 100% French oak (3% new) to give an extra layer of complexity before resting on yeast lees for 3 months. This wine has had minimal intervention to retain all purity, then blended and gently filtered prior to bottling.

 

Bottled – 15th June 2015

5923 Bottles produced

pH – 3.27

TA – 7.15

Alc – 12.1%

Vegan Friendly

RRP - $25

 Winemaker : Michael Papps