Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley

Our Wines - 2011 YP Vin De Soif

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The Wine

THIRST OF WINE

69% Grenache, 15% Mataro, 14% Shiraz, 2% Carignan

Medium cherry red in colour with vibrant fruit aromas of red cherry, plum and redcurrant with crunchy cranberry high-tones. Hints of exotic Asian spice, white pepper, red licorice, hoi sin sauce, cola, gingerbread, tea-cake and raspberry compote also make an appearance in the wines lifted, fragrant bouquet.

On the palate our 2011 Vin de Soif lives up to its name....it quenches your thirst! Light in body with bright fruit characters of red cherry, raspberry, red plum and cranberry flow energetically across the palate. Hints of five spice, pepper, red licorice, gingerbread, earth, cola, mocha and cream add to the wines complexity along with light notes of jasmine and Sichuan pepper. The bright acidity drives the wine through to a vibrant, persistent finish with soft, ripe supple tannins and memories of spice and red berry fruits.

The Winemaking

All parcels were de-stemmed fermented on skins in open fermenters for 7-14 days and then gently basket pressed.

These small parcels of wine were then transferred to (11%) new and (89%) old French oak for 15 months for maturing. This wine has had minimal intervention to retain purity, a selection of both these wines was then blended together and bottled unfiltered.