Wines - 2011 YP Vin De Soif
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.
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.
Grenache from Marananga and Greenock, Mataro from Greenock, Shiraz from Greenock and Nuriootpa, and Carignan from Nuriootpa ranging in age from 20-97 years old.
- 89 points - Rod Brown - Red To Brown
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2012
2011 Yelland and Papps Vin De Soif (Grenache Mataro Shiraz Carignan)
The new vintage release of the entry-level Yelland and Papps ‘Delight’ range see’s the bottles kitted out in a new, contemporary label that fits snugly with the spirit of the Delight wines.
The Vin De Soif, a new addition to the range, leaps out of the blocks with a surprisingly fragrant, spicy nose of cloves, dried green herbs and salted liquorice. On the palate, the wine is a bit more mellowed; relaxed but generous. Medium bodied with juicy blackberry, dark cherry and raspberry fruits flavours, herbaceous and meaty on the mid and back palate, finishing with soft, drying tannin.
The 14.5% abv does not stand out or throw-out the balance of the wine.
‘Vin de Soif’ can be broadly translated into English as ‘thirst quenching wine’, and as such, this wine is aptly named. You could easily serve it slightly chilled in summer or more conventionally alongside Mediterranean food in the cooler months. Moreish and approachable, I found it a good value wine to enjoy here and now, saving the contemplation for conversations at the end of the night.
Rating: 89 pts
Winery Website: www.yellandandpapps.com
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012
Yelland & Papps Delight "Vin de Soif" 2011
A new entry level range by Yelland & Papps, and as with their top brass, this label will also make some noise.
"Vin de Soif" translates to wine to quench thirst.
Four varieties make up the blend, these being Grenache, Mataro, Shiraz and Carignan.
Lighter in the glass than expected, aromas of earthiness, pepper and bark were evident. These flavours move to the palate where plenty of pepper kicks on with spice. Good grip and length finish off a drop made for food and is an ideal match for your BBQ.
A lamb cutlet or burger in one hand and a glass of this in the other...happy days!
Who: Yelland & Papps http://www.yellandandpapps.com/
What: Grenache, Mataro, Shiraz, Carignan (14% alc)
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- Hugo Ortega - Brotherhood Shiraz
- Winsor Dobbin - Winsor's Choice
When I popped into Yelland and Papps in the Barossa the other day, I was much taken by their rustic chic cellar door - along with their entry-level 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon ($16) and the delicious 2012 Delight Vermentino. Possibly even more impressive, however, given the vagaries of the 2011 vintage, is this wine in the same fun range as the vermentino; a blend of grenache, mataro, shiraz and carignan that's made in an easy-drinking Rhone style. It's delightfully soft and juicy with savoury hints and plushness on the palate. A red that could even take a few minutes' chilling in the fridge this summer - and an excellent choice for sipping while watching the cricket. $20.
- Top 100 - panel of Judges - The Adelaide Review Hot 100 SA Wines
Delicate floral nose, lively palate of re berry with persistency. Calm and savoury expression.
- 89 - James Halliday - James Halliday Wine Companion 2014