Wines - 2017 YP Vin De Soif
Starting with an initial intoxicating and very seductive nose, this blend follows through with
raspberry notes, and hints of red fruits.
On the palate this drives through with complex medicinal characters and an earthy savouriness,
followed by that beautiful sour cherry crunch.
The mataro component is taking charge a little with balancing out the softness of the grenache
and bringing some real structure to a wine that is easily a too drinkable wine.
The carignan although a small 5% component brings this wine together with interest and the
enthusiasm to want to enjoy more.
This blend is portionally different each year depending on the vintage and the blend
components, but it always celebrates Grenache as the hero.
All fruit for the Vin De Soif is hand picked, processed on the YP site and kept seperate till final
blend prior to bottling.
With a an average of 38% whole bunch component through the process of the grenache and
mataro this wine has an elevated crunch factor through the carbonic maceration process.
Made in open fermenters, with natural yeast and an average of 16 days on skins, pressed through
the basket to 100% Old French Oak which it then spends 20 months maturation. Final blend
coming in at 13.9% alc.
Vintage 2017 is known so far as the wettest vintage on record, with cooler than average days and nights. leading to a cool
spring. With great soil moisture from some nice rains in late January and early February, gave the perfect chance for slow
ripening. Average temperatures with two bursts of high heat and then into an Indian summer in March.
This was a year we had slow and healthy growth which created a year for elegant, spicier fruit.
Made up from multiple vineyards spreading across the valley floor and into the western ridge of
the Barossa Valley, the average age of the vineyards is 87 years old. From bush vines to trellis, dry
grown to irrigated, North-South to East-West orientation and sandy soils to clay, the diversity
allows us a vast selection of different flavours to select from to make this blend exactly how we