Wines - 2015 YP Vin De Soif
A thirst quenching wine; wine that slakes ones thirst and provides a deliciously versatile addition to the dining table. That is what the Yelland & Papps Vin de Soif is all about. In Europe, wine is often an extra implement at the dining table… an extra knife and fork, such is its seamless integration into the ritual of eating, and while we in Australia are still a young nation, we’d like to think that our Vin de Soif fits that bill nicely, the perfect food matching red. The 2015 is a blend of 57.5%Grenache, 23% Mataro, 17% Carignan and 2% Cinsault and we’re sure you’ll love it. Don’t be afraid to throw it in the fridge and chill it down a little if the weather dictates and you feel like something a little cooler… it’s light on the tannin and chills down a treat. Light cherry/red in the glass with inviting fruit aromas of juicy plums and red cherries with some high-toned mulberry and crunchy cranberry notes also coming into the mix. There are hints of Asian spice, mocha, red licorice, jasmine, gingerbread, raspberry coulis, freshly turned earth and a waft of apple turnover. In the mouth the Vin de Soif sits at the light end of the spectrum… more Pinot-like in its structure. Again, fruit flavours of juicy plum, bright red cherry and crunchy cranberry dominate the palate with the floral notes of mulberry peeking through. Hints of red apple, exotic spice, licorice, macerated summer berries, ginger cake, frangipani and gentle notes of earth and leather. There’s a sense of spaciousness to this wine, it’s light on its feet; plenty of detail and clarity to its form; gentle on the tannin, bright in acidity showing a restrained, elegant and downright delicious line across the palate.
The vineyards for this wine were all picked between the 3rd of March and the 1st of April. Using natural yeast, these blocks were fermented in open fermenters for an average of 21 days on skins. Basket pressed and transferred to old oak, 83% French and 17% American, for 15 months and then 12 months in tank prior to bottling
Bottled – 8th of June 2017
pH – 3.66
TA – 6.41
Alc – 13.5% Vegan Friendly
RRP - $25
Winemaker : Michael Papps
*This vintage is only available through the YP Tasting room not in retail outlets
Grenache coming from a range of 20 - 150 year old vines situated at Gomersal, Angaston foothills and valley floor. The Mataro comes from Light Pass from a 40 year vineyard. The Carignan for this blend is situated in the Light Pass area and now 40 years old. The tiny amount of Cinsault comes from a 10 year old vineyard at Rowland Flat.