Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley

Wines - 2016 YP Vin De Soif


The Wine

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 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 2016 is a blend of 72%Grenache, 17% Mataro and 11% Carignan 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 Winemaking

Hand picked between 3rd March and 7th April, these parcels were fermented in open fermenters using natural wild yeast. An average of 30% whole bunches were included in the ferment with the balance being gently destemmed ensure as much whole berry as possible. Gentle pump overs and Pigeage for an average of fourteen days (between 7 and 33 days) prior to a gentle basket press and then transferred to 100% old oak (64% french oak and 36% american oak) for fourteen months maturation. This wine has had minimal intervention to maintain purity. Unfined and unfiltered prior to bottling.

Bottled on 09/06/2017
pH – 3.62
TA – 6.48
Alc –13.8 %
Vegan Friendly
RRP - $ 28

Winemaker : Michael Papps