Wines - 2012 YP Vin De Soif
A blend of 65% Grenache, 27% Mataro, 5% Shiraz & 3% Carignan, the 2012 Yelland & Papps Vin de Soif provides beautiful drinking from a great vintage in the Barossa. Medium cherry/red in colour the wines aromas jump to greet you as you sniff the wine. Ripe, rich plummy fruit with lifted higher tones of mulberry and blueberry coming through. An vast array of spices too….. cinnamon, clove, sichuan pepper and five spice along with hints of gingerbread, licorice, milk chocolate, earth and vanilla bean.
At the lighter end of medium-bodied with a sense of space and airiness to its presence on the palate. Fruit flavours of red cherry and ripe, juicy plum combine with lifted mulberry, boysenberry and a blast of cranberry crunch. The palate is also laden with rich spice, ginger cake, earth, liquorice and vanilla. Sprightly and energetic throughout its length with a vibrant line of minerally acidity and a crisp, balanced spicy finish awash with ripe red-fruits.
These 4 varieties were hand picked between 8th March and 4th April. All parcels were fermented in open fermenters for between 9 and 20 days and gently basket pressed. These small parcels of wine were then transferred to 100% old French barrels for 17 months maturation. This wine has had minimal intervention to maintain purity, unfined and unfiltered prior to bottling.
Bottled – 3rd October 2013
pH – 3.61 TA – 7.0 Alc – 14 %
Grenache coming from 10 – 80 year old vineyards, Mataro from a 40 year old, Shiraz from our own 17 year old vineyard and Carignan from our neighbours 98 year old vineyard.
- 88 - Stuart Robinson - The Vinsomniac
- 88 points - Red to Brown
- 92 - James Halliday - James Halliday 2015 Wine Companion